Fiscal year 2003 CDC announced the availability of funds to continue the diabetes program for a five year funding period till 2008. This announcement will continue to emphasize prevention and complications and premature mortality among people with diabetes. Program will continue to incorporate a model of influence by linking new programs and existing programs that support social and environmental policies for the promotion of wellness in both people with diabetes and those at risk for diabetes. Awards were made in two categories: Capacity Building (Core) and Basic Implementation (Comprehensive) Presently there will be 33 Capacity Building and 26 Basic Implementation. It is anticipated that with future additional funds and satisfactory level of performance new Basic Implementation awards could be awarded.