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Funding Opportunities

Exploring Collaborative Partnerships between Community Health Centers and Local Health Departments
With support from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), NACCHO is pleased to offer a funding opportunity for a consultant to assist in identifying promising practices for local health departments that are collaborating with community health centers to achieve the "triple aim" of improving the quality of health care, reducing health care costs, and improving population health. The consultant will develop and conduct a qualitative analysis that will inform the development of training materials for local health departments. The project period runs through August 26, 2015. Approximately $25,000 is available. Proposals must be submitted by Friday, April 24 by 6:30 pm ET. To download the RFP document please click here »
Building Community Resilience through MAPP
Through support from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) within the US Department of Health and Human Services, NACCHO is accepting applications from Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) communities to assist in an initiative assessing whether MAPP action cycle implementation can be designed to improve community resilience. NACCHO plans on awarding three MAPP communities $10,000 each for their assistance in this endeavor. The project period for this initiative is March 2015-September 2015. Applications are due Friday, February 20, 2015 by 5:00pm ET. For more information regarding this request for applications and instructions on how to apply, please click here »
NACCHO's Funding Opportunity for Health in All Policies
Through support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NACCHO is accepting applications for Health in All Policies (HiAP) projects led by local health departments. NACCHO will award 2 to 3 local health departments up to $10,000 each to engage in activities that will lead to the implementation of a HiAP approach or significant progress in implementing a HiAP approach. An optional teleconference call for applicants will be held on December 8th, 2-3 PM ET. More »
NACCHO's Funding Opportunity for Health Impact Assessment (HIA)
Through support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for Environmental Health, Division of Emergency and Environmental Health Services, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is pleased to offer two funding opportunities for up to six Local Health Departments (LHDs).The funding opportunities are as follows:

Component A: Component A includes funding of up to $15,000 each for up to three LHDs to complete a Health Impact Assessment (HIA).

Component B: Component B includes funding of up to $5,000 each for up to three LHDs to conduct a HIA or HIA-like activity using at least one of three tools and provide an evaluation of the utility of the resource for conducting HIAs and HIA-like work.LHDs must use and evaluate one of the following three tools to be eligible for the funding:CDC's Environmental Public Health Tracking Network;the CDC/National Park Service Parks, Trails and Health Workbook and/or the CDC Healthy Community Design Checklist Toolkit. LHDs conducting or planning to conduct an HIA have the option of applying for both of these funding opportunities. An HIA-like activity is defined as: a limited desk-top examination of a proposed policy, plan or program which focuses on less than three health impacts. 

Interested LHDs can find the full Request for Proposals here, and the application for both funding opportunities here.

NACCHO and CDC staff will host an optional teleconference call for interested applicants for both funding opportunities on Thursday, August 20, 2015 from 1-2 pm EDT. Register for the call at: Applications for both funding opportunities are due Thursday, September 10th 2015. More »
CDC's Implementation of the Environmental Public Health Tracking Network
CDC just released an FOA, “Implementation of the Environmental Public Health Tracking Network,” with the intention of adding new grantees to the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program. This is the first time new grantees have been solicited for the Tracking Program since 2009. Applications are due by June 24, 2014. Funding opportunity number: CDC-RFA-EH14-1405 More »
FDA Retail Food Program Standards Grant Opportunities
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) will launch the Retail Program Standards grant portal on February 3rd and will be accepting applications for the Retail Program Standards grant through February 28th. Funds are available for State, local, territorial, and tribal regulatory retail food programs who have enrolled in the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (Retail Program Standards). Award amounts will fall into three categories: Small Projects (up to $3,000), Medium Projects ($10,000 to $20,000), and Training (up to $2,000). Applicants can expect a simple application process, up-front funding when required by the project, and simple reporting requirements. Learn more here
The National Library of Medicine Announces New Funding Opportunity

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces a new funding opportunity for small pilot projects to improve access to disaster medicine and public health information for health care professionals, first responders and others that play a role in health-related disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. NLM is soliciting proposals from partnerships that include at least one library and at least one non-library organization that has disaster-related responsibilities.  Contract awards will be offered for a minimum of $15,000 to a maximum of $30,000 each for a one-year project.

The deadline for proposals is Wednesday, August 31, 2011. Proposals are limited to six pages plus supplemental materials such as resumes, letters of support, and a budget. For more information and instructions about the “Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2011” (NLM-011-130-KDB), click here.

Applications due May 16 at 5:00 PM EST
In the midst of an already serious national obesity epidemic, children and adolescents with disabilities are 38 percent more likely to be obese than their non-disabled peers.1 Children and adolescents with disabilities face unique challenges to maintaining a healthy weight, including physical limitations and fitness and recreation programs that are inaccessible or not inclusive of children and adolescents with disabilities. The local health department (LHD) selected for this grant will investigate and assess the prevalence of obesity in children with disabilities in their community and develop and implement an action plan to reduce the rate of childhood obesity specifically for children with disabilities. The selected LHD will also be asked to summarize lessons learned, tools used, and tips and strategies for success for distribution to other LHDs. This initiative is funded by the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More »
Annie E. Casey Foundation's Children and Family Fellowship
The Children and Family Fellowship is a 20-month leadership development program for accomplished professionals. The fellowship explicitly strives to increase the pool of leaders with the vision and ability to frame and sustain major system reforms and community capacity-building initiatives that benefit large numbers of children and families. Find out more information at
Request for Proposals: Assessing the Feasibility of a National Certification Program for Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS)
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), the voice of local public health in the United States, is collaborating with CDC’s Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP) to explore the development of a national sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevention certification program for Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS).

NACCHO invites experienced consultation agencies, institutions, organizations, and individuals to submit proposals to provide technical assistance and prepare a feasibility study and business plan to guide in the decision-making and development process of a national certification program for DIS.

The purpose of the feasibility study is to: 1) describe the current and future directions of the DIS profession and determine how certification would impact DIS, 2) determine the financial burden and proposed budget for creating and sustaining a certification program, 3) assess the organizational capacity necessary to create and maintain a certification program, 4) connect with key stakeholders in both the public health and certification industries to obtain guidance for best practices, and 5) develop a business plan with recommendations for how to proceed post- feasibility study.

Click here for more information and click here for the application.

Application Deadline: May 17, 2013 at 5:00 PM EDT

Applications due May 16 at 5:00 PM EDT
While the nation faces a serious obesity epidemic, adults with disabilities are 58 percent more likely to be obese than their non-disabled peers.* People with disabilities face unique challenges to maintaining a healthy weight, including physical limitations, inaccessible fitness activities, and limited healthy eating choices and exercise options. Local health departments (LHDs) can enhance existing programs for health promotion by expanding to include people with disabilities. The LHD selected for this grant will partner with local stakeholders to provide an evidence-based training curriculum to people with disabilities in the community. The selected LHD will be asked to monitor short-term outcomes for attendees, as well as to provide a comprehensive review with lessons learned and tools for distribution to other LHDs. This initiative is funded by the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More »
Radiological Emergency Response Volunteer Corps Development Funding Available from CRCPD
 Through contract funding from CDC, CRCPD is providing states with an opportunity to "jump-start" their radiation volunteer programs.  CRCPD will soon subcontract with up to 10 states to distribute funds to radiation control programs for promoting and recruitment of local volunteer radiation professionals into existing volunteer programs. More »
NBCH Announces New Grant Opportunity for Community Health Partnerships
In response to the increasing incidence in debilitating and expensive chronic preventable disease and the economic challenges confronting states and local communities, the United Health Foundation and the National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH) have launched the first round of community planning grants to address local population health challenges. Utilizing the financial resources and oversight of United Health Foundation and the expertise of the National Business Coalition on Health’s Community Coalitions Health Institute, this initiative is designed to support local communities to assess their key health challenges and implement locally appropriate interventions. More »
Obesity Prevention in Children (ages 8-12 years)
 The Johnson & Johnson Community Health Care Program (J&J CHC), in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH), is pleased to announce a grant funding opportunity for non-profit community health care organizations* implementing evidence-based, community-education programs that promote wellness and healthy lifestyle choices to prevent and reduce the impact of obesity in children.  More »