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NACCHO Announces More Than $1.2 Million in Medical Reserve Corps Operational Readiness Awards

Feb 03, 2021 | Andrea Grenadier

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Adriane Casalotti
Chief, Government and Public Affairs
acasalotti@naccho.org

National Association of County and City Health Officials Announces More Than $1.2 Million in Medical Reserve Corps Operational Readiness Awards

— MRCs serve as key volunteer mechanism for COVID-19 response —

Washington, DC, February 3, 2021 — The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), the voice of the country’s nearly 3,000 local health departments, is pleased to announce the 2021 Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Operational Readiness Awards (ORA). These awards, made possible through a cooperative agreement with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response’s Medical Reserve Corps Program Office, will support efforts to build and strengthen MRC capabilities, raise stakeholder awareness of MRC capabilities, and identify or sustain integration of the MRC into local, state, and/or regional emergency response plans. More than $1.2 million in awards will support 137 units to build MRC response capabilities (Tier 1) or strengthen MRC response capabilities (Tier 2).

The MRC is a national network of volunteers, organized locally to improve the health and safety of their communities. The MRC network comprises approximately 194,000 volunteers in roughly 796 community-based units located throughout the United States and its territories.

MRC units have been a critical access point for volunteers to support the SARS-COV-2 response, contributing over 800,000 hours of support to the response.

  • Tier 1 Awards: $5,000 – Build MRC Response Capabilities: Provides funds for units to build capabilities to meet local response needs. This funding may support units that are smaller in size, have a specific/targeted need, a newly formed unit, or a unit that is focused on rebuilding their MRC unit if previously inactive or underutilized.
  • Tier 2 Awards: $10,000 – Strengthen MRC Response Capabilities: Provides funds for units to strengthen current capabilities for evolving response missions. This funding is intended for units that have an established volunteer management structure, have the capacity to further expand their unit response capabilities, have a demonstrated record of supporting public health emergency responses, or have a record of supporting multiple natural disaster response missions.

2021 MRC Operational Readiness Awards (ORA) by State

Tier 1 Award – $5,000

Arkansas – Marion County MRC

California – Cal Poly MRC

Colorado – Rocky Mountain Veterinary MRC

Florida – Florida Keys MRC, Nassau County MRC

Illinois – Douglas County MRC, Village of Schaumburg MRC

Massachusetts – Norfolk County 8 MRC

Missouri – Cape Girardeau County MRC, Pleasant Hill MRC, Schuyler County MRC

Nebraska – Eastern Nebraska/Western Iowa MRC

New Hampshire – Greater Nashua MRC

New York – Yates County MRC

North Carolina – North Carolina Baptist Men MRC Central Region

Ohio – Paulding County MRC

Oklahoma – OKMRC District 1 MRC – Northwest OK

Oregon – Eastern Oregon Regional MRC

Pennsylvania – Philadelphia MRC

Texas – Brown County MRC

Utah – Bear Lake Responds, Bear River MRC - Box Elder County, Bear River MRC - Cache County


Tier 2 Award - $10,000

Arizona – Az Animals (and Humans) Emergency Response, Maricopa County Department of Public Health MRC

Arkansas – River City Ministry of Pulaski County MRC, White County MRC

California – ALCO MRC, Berkeley MRC, California Veterinary MRC, Contra Costa MRC, Sacramento MRC, San Bernardino County MRC, San Diego County, Ventura County MRC

Colorado – Colorado Muslim Society MRC, Colorado Radiation Response Volunteer MRC, Colorado Veterinary MRC West, MRC of El Paso County

Connecticut – Capitol Region MRC, Chesprocott MRC, Pomperaug Health District MRC, Sacred Heart University Emergency Reserve Corps, Shoreline MRC, Torrington Area Health District MRC

District of Columbia – Capitol City Pharmacy MRC

Florida – Miami-Dade County MRC, MRC in Martin County

Georgia – MRC GEM

Idaho – MRC of North Idaho, South Central Idaho MRC

Illinois – Kane County MRC

Indiana – Hendricks County MRC

Iowa – Johnson County Iowa MRC, North Iowa CERT/MRC

Louisiana – LSART VMRC Louisiana State Animal Response Team Veterinary MRC, New Orleans MRC

Maryland – Maryland Responds MRC, Prince George’s County Health Department MRC

Massachusetts – Berkshire MRC, Bristol Norfolk MRC, Duxbury Bay Area Regional MRC, East Longmeadow MRC, Franklin MRC, Greater Fall River MRC, Greater New Bedford MRC, Greater Taunton MRC, Greater Westfield Western Hamden County MRC, Hampshire County MRC, Metro East MRC, Middleboro-Bridgewater Area MRC, Mystic Valley MRC, North Shore-Cape Ann Emergency Preparedness Coalition MRC, Northern Essex County MRC, Upper Merrimack Valley MRC, Wachusett MRC

Michigan – Macomb County Health Department MRC

Missouri – MRC of Greater Kansas City (MRCKC), St. Louis City MRC

Nebraska – Central Nebraska MRC, West Central Nebraska MRC

New Hampshire – Lakes Region MRC

New Jersey – Middlesex County MRC

New Mexico – New Mexico Native Health Initiative, NM Integrative Wellness MRC

New York – MRC of Dutchess County, Niagara County MRC, Orange County MRC

Ohio – Franklin County & Columbus MRC, Greene County MRC, Lake County MRC, Medina County MRC, Pickaway County MRC, Union County MRC, Wood County MRC

Oklahoma – Oklahoma County MRC, Oklahoma MRC Nurse, OKMRC District 3 MRC, OKMRC District 6 MRC East, OKMRC District 6 MRC West, OKMRC Tulsa County MRC, OKMRC6 MRC-Norman/Cleveland County

Oregon – Cannon Beach MRC, Coos County MRC, Linn County MRC

Pennsylvania – Delaware County MRC, South Central PA MRC

Rhode Island – Rhode Island MRC

Texas – Brazoria County MRC, Dallas County MRC, Fort Bend County MRC, Galveston County MRC, Harris County MRC, Tarrant County MRC, University of Texas MRC

Utah – Central Utah MRC, Salt Lake County MRC, Utah County MRC, Wasatch County MRC, Weber County MRC

Virginia – Chesapeake MRC, Near Southwest MRC of Virginia, Norfolk MRC, Peninsula MRC, Rappahannock MRC, Rappahannock-Rapidan MRC, Southwest Virginia MRC, Three Rivers MRC, Virginia Beach MRC

Washington – Bainbridge Island MRC, Kitsap Department of Emergency Management MRC, Pierce County MRC, Public Health Reserve Corps of Seattle and King County, Snohomish County MRC, Vashon Island MRC

West Virginia – Cabell Wayne MRC, Mountaineer MRC


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