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Building Workforce Capacity of Rural and Frontier Local Health Departments to Respond to COVID-19

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
Nov 30, 2020

The National Association of County and City Health Officials offers funding for training and technical assistance activities that build workforce capacity in rural and frontier local health departments (LHDs) in order to help communities more effectively respond to and recover from the COVID-19 crisis. The program focuses on strengthening COVID testing, contact tracing, and vaccine administration activities, as well as identifying best, promising, and innovative practices in support of these activities. Funding is intended to help communities become more resilient in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and future public health emergencies.


Governmental LHDs whose main, administrative office is located in rural or frontier/remote areas are eligible to apply.

For this opportunity rural and frontier areas are defined as follows:

  • Rural areas are those with a Rural Urban Commuting Area (RUCA) Code between 4 and 10.
  • Frontier areas are those with a RUCA code of 10.
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Awards are issued in the form of fixed price contracts of up to $35,000.

Application process

Links to additional guidance and the application instructions are available on the program website.

Tagged as
Emergency preparedness and response · Frontier and remote areas · Health screening · Health workforce · Infectious diseases · Public health · Vaccination

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