Capacity Building Awards
2012–2013 Capacity Building Awards Announcement
Important Capacity Building Award Update:
As you may be aware, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Division of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps (DCVMRC), is making available Noncompetitive (Tier 1) and Competitive (Tier 2) Capacity Building Awards to local Medical Reserve Corps units this year.
NACCHO has now concluded its review of the applications for the awards. It was originally planned that NACCHO would release bot the Noncompetitive and Competitive Notice of Awards (NOA's) prior to the end of December. Unfortunately, a delay will be necessary in the release of the Competitive NOA's while the available funding levels are finalized. This delay will provide time for NACCHO to maximize the size of the Competitive awards available for distribution to approved MRC Units. Noncompetitive NOA's will be distributed as planned on Friday, December 21st.
More information on the status of the Competitive awards will be forthcoming, as that information becomes available. Should you have questions or concerns please contact the NACCHO MRC staff via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We thank you in advance for your patience and for the important commitment you make to the MRC everyday.
Capacity Building Awards:
The MRC Capacity Building Award (CBA) program is designed to help local MRCs increase their unit''s local capacity and resiliency by providing limited funding that can be used for projects, training, or other activities that address their local needs and interests in emergency response and/or public health activities.
For FY2012-2013, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Division of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps (DCVMRC),is pleased to offer CBAs to local Medical Reserve Corps units.This year a two-tiered CBA award structure will be offered to include a Non-Competitive and a Competitive Award. MRC units may apply for one or both awards.
The Non-Competitive Award is available to all MRC units that meet basic eligibility and application requirements. This award is designed to provide funding for eligible MRC units to enhance their unit capacity. Individual award amounts will be based on the total number of eligible applicants. Preliminary budgets should be submitted for an amount between $2,500 and $5,000.
MRC units are also encouraged to submit applications for the Competitive Award, which is designed to fund projects that (1) enhance the capacity of MRC units; (2) demonstrate innovation in addressing unit or community need(s); and (3) demonstrate return on investment (ROI), direct impact (DI), and/or value-added (VA) benefit(s) at the local level. Once again, the award amounts will be based in the total number of applicants and monies available. Preliminary budgets should be submitted for an amount between $5,000 and $10,000.
MRC Units may submit proposals for collaborative projects (i.e., projects involving multiple MRC units or other community organizations), with the following stipulations:
The 2012–2013 CBA application period opens on August 27, 2012, and closes on September 28, 2012, at 5 PM EDT.
Applications must be completed online at the NACCHO website (www.naccho.org). To access the NACCHO log-in page, click here. Once logged on, the applications will be listed under the NACCHO Applications tab on the left hand side of your screen. For detailed guidance on logging in to the NACCHO system, click here.
All applications and supporting documents must be submitted online. No paper or e-mail applications will be accepted.
To view the questions for the Non-Competitive CBA Application questions, click here.
To view the questions for the Competitive CBA Application questions, click here.
Tier 1 (Non-Competitive) applicants preliminary budgets should be submitted for an amount between $2,500 and $5,000.
Tier 2 (Competitive) applicants preliminary budgets should be submitted for an amount between $5,000 and $10,000.
More CBA Information and Resources
Please be aware that the Request for Application Notice is subject to updates and all applicants are encouraged to refer back to this site periodically.
8/3/2012- Technical Assistance Call Schedule
8/15/2012- Terms and Conditions
8/20/2012- Eligibility Requirements
8/23/2012- Terms and Conditions, Important Reminders
8/24/2012- Competitive and Non-Competitive funding details
8/30/2012- Competitive Awards
If you have questions on how to update your DCVMRC profile, please contact the DCVMRC program office staff.
All inquiries regarding CBAs should be sent via e-mail to email@example.com. When e-mailing, please be sure to include the unit leader's name, phone number, e-mail address, state and MRC unit number.
Application Technical Assistance Conference Calls
There will be three conference calls to answer questions about the application for MRC unit leaders.
Conference call times are:
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
Thursday, September 13, 2012 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
Thursday, September 20, 2012 1 PM – 2 PM EDTTo view the technical assistance PowerPoint, click here. This presentation will walk you through each step of the CBA application. If you plan on attending any of the technical assistance calls, please make sure you have access to the PowerPoint, as it will be guiding the direction of the calls.
Technical Assistance Call Playback:
If you weren''t able to join us for the technical assistance calls, we have recorded them for you to review at your convenience.
To watch the playback of the first technical assistance call, held September 4, 2012, click here.
To watch the playback of the third technical assistance call, held September 20, 2012, click here.