The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a supplemental funding opportunity (CDC-RFA-OT18-18020302SUPP20) titled, “Strengthening Public Health Systems and Services through National Partnerships to Improve and Protect the Nation’s Health.”
The purpose of this program is to strengthen the nation’s public health infrastructure through partners that will deliver capacity-building assistance, such as technical assistance, training, information sharing, technology transfer, materials development, or funding. This new supplemental funding opportunity is intended to support capacity-building assistance activities that advance public health priorities, such as COVID-19 preparedness and response; racial justice and health equity; and the HIV epidemic.
The supplemental funding opportunity is only available to recipients of the “Strengthening Public Health Systems and Services through National Partnerships to Improve and Protect the Nation’s Health” (grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=300318″>CDC-RFA-OT18-1802) in fiscal year 2018. A list of recipients is available here.
CDC estimates a total of $98 million in program funding will be awarded to approximately 25 organizations. Funding was made available through Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020 (P.L. 116-123).
Please see Table 1 (beginning on p. 8) in the attached announcement for a breakdown of proposed funding levels for priority projects and their target populations (e.g., state health departments, local health departments, hospital systems, health centers, community-based organizations). Below is a sample of priority projects relating to COVID-19:
|Title||Target Population||Proposed Project Funding|
|COVID-19 and Fetal/Infant Mortality Review and Child Death Reviews||State health departments||$285,000|
|Strengthening state, tribal, local, and territorial (STLT) Health Department Capacity to Support Community-based Response Mitigation Coordination and Implementation||Local health departments||$10 million|
|Supporting local health department efforts to increase uptake vaccinations through COVID supplement||Local health departments
State health departments
|COVID-19 electronic healthcare data initiative||Public health informaticians in STLT health departments||$4,933,800|
|Application of telehealth utilization for early hearing detection and intervention (EHDI) during COVID-19 pandemic||Maternal and child health professionals||$250,000|
|Cancer Control among Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups and COVID-19||Hospital systems||$500,000|
The application deadline is August 10, 2020. The anticipated award date is September 21, 2020.