2022 COVID Rural Workforce RFA

Request for Applications: Building Workforce Capacity of Rural and Frontier Local Health Departments to Respond to COVID-19

Feb 16, 2022 | Beth Hess

NACCHO is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for local health departments (LHDs) through a Request for Application (RFA) process. With support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), NACCHO will offer funding to approximately 35 rural and/or frontier health departments to help build their workforce capacity to respond to COVID-19 for Year 2 of this project. Applicants may apply for funding awards of $35,000 to support COVID-19 response and recovery activities related to: administrative preparedness, emergency preparedness and response, communications, workforce mental health and well-being, health equity, and emerging issues. The application deadline is Wednesday, March 30, at 11:59 PM ET.

Applicant Questions and Guidance

NACCHO will support interested applicants to offer guidance and address specific questions about the RFA. Interested parties should attend the Office Hours on March 21, 2:00-3:00 PM ET. Zoom invite link: Office Hours and/or review the FAQ document produced after the office hour is held.

NACCHO hosted an informational webinar on March 2. Access a copy of the slides, recording of the event, and an FAQ summary.

Questions about the RFA and application process can be directed to the project team at CovidWorkforce@naccho.org.


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