Budget for Costs and Fees
Costs for preparing for accreditation generally fall into three categories: the accreditation fees, staff time to support the process, and the costs of doing business (reflected in the creation of documentation, etc.). The following are resources to assist LHDs with budgeting for costs and fees for accreditation.
Current Accreditation Preparation Funding Opportunities
CLOSED: New Funding Opportunity for Local Health Department Accreditation Preparation Support
With funding from the CDC’s Office for State, Tribal, Local, & Territorial Support, NACCHO is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for local health departments (LHDs) to engage in accreditation readiness activities. The 2013–2014 Accreditation Support Initiative (ASI) awards are intended to stimulate quality improvement and promote LHD readiness to seek voluntary national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board.
Application requirements and full details about the ASI opportunity are provided in the Request for Applications (RFA) and the application reference document (linked below). Applications, via the online submission form, are due by 11:59 PM ET on Wednesday, November 13, 2013.
NACCHO and CDC staff hosted an optional teleconference call on Thursday, October 31, 2013 to walk through the RFA and application, and to answer questions. Listen to the recording here.
A new FAQ document in which answers to common questions about the ASI RFA and application can be found, can be accessed here. We encourage you to review the questions and answers in the document.
As noted in the RFA, NACCHO encourages applicants to review its standard contract language prior to completing the application. Modifications to the terms will not be made for selected sites.
Questions about this opportunity can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about the 2011 - 2012 and 2012 - 2013 ASI, click here.