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RADx-UP CDCC Community Collaboration Mini-Grant Program

Sponsors
Duke Clinical Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, UNC Center for Health Equity Research
Deadlines
Letter of Intent (Optional): Nov 19, 2021
Application: Dec 10, 2021
Purpose

Duke University in partnership with the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, is serving as the Coordination and Data Collection Center (CDCC) for the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-supported Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics- Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) program. The program goal is to improve access to and uptake of diagnostic COVID-19 testing in communities of underserved and vulnerable populations. The Community Collaboration Mini-Grant Program will provide grants to support community partners working to advance capacity, training, support, and community experience with COVID-19 testing initiatives.

Mini-grant funds may be used to support personnel, contracted service, and non-personnel costs to:

  • Remove barriers to COVID-19 communication and outreach, COVID-19 testing and diagnosis, and COVID-19 data collection and dissemination testing
  • Develop communities of practice between community collaboration CDCC mini-grant sub-awardees and current RADx-UP awardees which will extend communication and outreach, expand testing availability, and enhance data collection and dissemination capacities
  • Evaluate strategies for the communication of test results and follow-up measures to underserved and vulnerable populations
  • Provide training and education for community members around COVID-19 testing topics of interest to the community
  • Provide funding to increase capacity for COVID-19 testing activities in the community
  • Generate communication materials related to COVID-19 testing
  • Provide funding for community personnel training on specific aspects of COVID-19 related research including informatics, data collection methods, and standardized survey administration

In the context of this program, underserved communities are defined as NIH-designated health disparity and socially vulnerable populations known to experience barriers to accessing health coverage and basic healthcare services as well as disparities from COVID-19, including:

  • Residents of rural and remote communities
  • Residents of tribal lands and reservations
  • Residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities
  • Community-dwelling older adults
  • Individuals with intellectual, developmental, sensory, or physical disabilities, cognitive impairment, dementia, or communication disorders
  • Homeless populations
  • Individuals involved with the criminal or juvenile justice systems
  • Individuals with medical comorbidities known to increase risk of severe COVID-19
  • Pregnant and post-partum women
  • Children and adolescents
  • Individuals living in congregate, overcrowded, or public housing
  • Individuals with substance use disorders or serious mental illness
  • Migrant and immigrant communities
  • Communities exposed to high rates of air pollution or other toxic exposures
Eligibility

Eligible applicants include community serving organizations, faith-based organizations, community-based clinics, and tribal nations and organizations.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $50,000
Project period: 12 months

Application process

Application instructions are provided on the program website.

While not required, applicants are requested to submit a letter of intent through the online application system. Refer to the timeline of application cycles on the RADx-UP website.

Tagged as
Access · Community and faith-based initiatives · Health disparities · Infectious diseases · Networking and collaboration · Public health · Vaccination



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