Medical Reserve Corps Small Grant Program

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Funding Opportunity ID:328311
Opportunity Number:EP-HIT-20-001
Opportunity Title:Medical Reserve Corps Small Grant Program
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity:Disaster Prevention and Relief
Health
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s):93.008
Eligible Applicants:Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility:The following recipients may submit an application: Project A Public and private community health programs Project B Eligible applicants for this funding opportunity are states that prepare and submit a sufficient application compliant with the statutory and administrative requirements described in this document. For the purposes of this announcement, the term “state” may include a state, territory, freely associated state, and the District of Columbia.
Agency Code:HHS-OS-ASPR
Agency Name:Department of Health and Human Services
Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
Posted Date:Jul 23, 2020
Close Date:Sep 21, 2020 The deadline for the submission of applications is September 21, 2020 at 11:59 pm EST. Applications must be submitted electronically via Grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on September 21, 2020.
Last Updated Date:Jul 23, 2020
Award Ceiling:$3,200,000
Award Floor:$750,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:$3,200,000
Expected Number of Awards:22
Description:The purpose of this funding opportunity is to continue to build the capabilities of MRC units across the Nation to respond to and meet their communities’ public health and medical needs in emergencies. It is not sufficient to just build capabilities; those capabilities should also be called upon during times of need, so the awardees should also identify barriers to the use of MRC units and volunteers during emergencies and plan to address those barriers. This multi-year cooperative agreement is also intended to enable awardees and sub-awardees, especially the MRC units, to develop a sustainability plan to continue to maintain and even build response capabilities after the end of the period of performance. This funding opportunity is divided into two projects. Under Project A, one award will be made to a single entity (eligibility is described below) which will provide support to MRC units across the country. Under Project B, multiple awards will be made to states/territories to support state-/territory-wide MRC programming for the MRC units within that state/territory. This state-/territory-wide programming can include incorporating the local and tribal MRC units within their jurisdiction into state-wide preparedness planning and response.
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