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Accreditation Support Initiative for Local Public Health Departments

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

National Association of County and City Health Officials
Aug 30, 2017


The Accreditation Support Initiative offers funding to local public health departments to support accreditation preparation activities. Funds should be used to increase readiness to achieve Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) accreditation.

Applicants will select no more than two categories of work, and one or more deliverables within each category, based on an identified area of need around accreditation readiness.

Categories of work include:

  • Participate in or lead a collaborative process resulting in a comprehensive community health assessment
  • Develop and implement an agency strategic plan
  • Activities leading to a competent workforce, such as the assessment of staff competencies, training and professional development, and the provision of a supportive work environment
  • Developing and implementing quality improvement processes
  • Progress toward completing other accreditation readiness activities

A sub-cohort of small and rural LHDs will be provided tailored technical assistance and peer networking opportunities intended to support accreditation readiness.


All governmental Local Health Departments (LHDs) that are eligible to apply to PHAB may apply for these funds.

LHDs that have submitted an application to PHAB on or before October 2, 2017 or LHDs that previously received funding under this initiative are ineligible.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

Up to $15,000.

Application process

Links to additional guidance and the application instructions are available on the program website when applications are being accepted.

The application must be submitted online using the Accreditation Support Initiative Web Form.

Tagged as
Accreditation · Healthcare quality · Needs assessment methods and resources · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Public health

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