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Addressing Needs of People with Disabilities in COVID-19 Local Preparedness Planning, Mitigation, and Recovery Efforts

Sponsors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Association of County and City Health Officials
Deadlines
Oct 13, 2020
Contact

Sara Lyons
slyons@naccho.org

Purpose

This program will provide funding to improve the capacity of local health departments to address the needs of people with disabilities when planning and responding to outbreaks and other national emergencies, particularly during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Required activities include:

  • Support or hire a disability champion to coordinate activities and ensure that issues impacting people with disabilities are included in planning and response efforts
  • Participate in project kick-off call and close-out call with all grantees, CDC, and NACCHO
  • Collaborate on implementation and sustainability plans with disability champion and local public health emergency preparedness program staff to ensure disability-inclusive planning and response efforts
  • Establish and maintain partnerships across public health, emergency preparedness, and organizations that serve people with disabilities to address the local needs of people with disabilities within emergency planning and response efforts
  • Participate in community of practice and technical assistance calls to review progress of planned activities and share practices and lessons learned
  • Participate in evaluation-related activities to track and measure progress towards expressed outcomes
  • Complete a final report detailing successes, challenges, and lessons learned
Eligibility

Eligible applicants are local health departments (LHDs) that can meet the requirements:

  • LHD must be able to support or hire a disability champion to coordinate project activities to ensure that issues impacting people with disabilities are included in local planning and response efforts
  • LHD must have capacity to engage with people with disabilities and/or partner with organizations that serve people with disabilities throughout the project period
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

Fixed price contracts up to $83,000 to 10 local health departments.

Application process

A link to the application instructions is available on the program website.

Email completed applications to Sara Lyons.

Applicant webinar
(Registration required)
September 22, 2020
2:00 p.m. Eastern

Tagged as
Emergency preparedness and response · People with disabilities · Public health



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