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

2021 Operational Readiness Award (ORA) Round 2

The 2021 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 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. Detailed information about the award is available in the Request for Applications (RFA) document. The application questions can be downloaded as a pdf document. The application also requires submission of a budget submission using this MRC ORA Budget Template. The application will be available via the NACCHO Applications Webpage from Monday, April 5, 2021 - Friday, April 23, 2021.

Have questions? Please email mrc@naccho.org.

Past MRC Awards About the Award
2021 Operational Readiness Awards The 2021 Operational Readiness Award (ORA) Round 1 - 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 integration of the MRC into local, state, and/or regional emergency response plans.
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 supports 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 ORA Interim Progress 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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