MRC Funding Opportunities

NACCHO is proud to be able to provide funding to MRC units through our continued partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), Medical Reserve Corps Program Office.

2022 Operational Readiness Awards (ORA)

The 2022 MRC ORA aims to build the operational readiness capabilities of MRC units to meet the emergency preparedness and response needs of their local, regional, or statewide stakeholders. The awards are intended to be flexible to meet the needs of all MRC units, support efforts to build MRC capabilities, strengthen stakeholder awareness of MRC capabilities, and identify or sustain the integration of the MRC into local, state, and/or regional emergency response plans.

The MRC ORA is a competitive award open to MRC units that meet the eligibility requirements as outlined on the MRC website and RFA. Prospective applicants should thoroughly review the RFA and ensure they understand the intent of the awards and the requirements for accepting funding. In addition to answering the application prompts, applicants are required to upload 1) proof of active registration on SAM.gov, and 2) a budget using NACCHO's budget template. NACCHO will accept applications via the NACCHO Applications Webpage from Monday, November 1, 2021 until Wednesday, December 1, 2021.

On October 28, 2021, NACCHO staff held an informational webinar on the 2022 MRC ORA. Prospective applicants are encouraged to view the recording of the webinar and slide deck.

Please direct any questions to NACCHO staff at mrc@naccho.org.

Past MRC Awards About the Award
2021 Operational Readiness Awards Round 1 and Round 2 The 2021 MRC ORAs aim to build the operational readiness capabilities of MRC units to meet the emergency preparedness and response needs of their local, regional, or statewide stakeholders. The awards are intended to be flexible to meet the needs of all MRC units, support efforts to build and strengthen MRC capabilities, raise stakeholder awareness of MRC capabilities, and identify or sustain the integration of the MRC into local, state, and/or regional emergency response plans. Learn more about the progress units have made in the 2021 MRC ORA Interim Project Report.
2020 COVID-19 Operational Readiness Awards This award funding supports 32 MRC units that are actively supporting or planning COVID-19 responses by building unit response capabilities through the development of response plans to support COVID-19 and providing resources to support their activities.
2020 Operational Readiness Awards This award funding supported 202 MRC units to increase their volunteer capacity (Tier 1) or strengthen the unit’s response capabilities as a whole (Tier 2). More information is available in the 2020 MRC ORA Final Report.
2018 Challenge Awards The 2018 MRC Challenge Awards focused innovation towards projects that align with nationally recognized health initiatives, are significant at the local level, and demonstrate capability within the MRC network. Project proposals may draw from ASPR’s National Health Security Strategy (NHSS), the six Surgeon General’s Priorities which includes the National Prevention Strategy (NPS), the CDC‘s Winnable Battles, or the strategic plans of other partner organizations.

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MRC Deployment Readiness Resources

Check out the latest MRC deployment readiness resources available through NACCHO.

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Network Profile of the Medical Reserve Corps

This report presents the newest data on Medical Reserve Corps unit funding, partnerships, composition, activities, and capabilities.

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Katherine Deffer

Director of Preparedness

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Meagan Doran

Senior Program Analyst, MRC

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Keirsten Andersen

Program Analyst, MRC

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Lean Abdelaziz

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Caitlyn Harper

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Beth Hess

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