Strengthening Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) prevention and control in Arizona tribal lands

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Opportunity ID: 330382
Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-CK21-2102
Opportunity Title: Strengthening Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) prevention and control in Arizona tribal lands
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Health
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 93.772
Eligible Applicants: Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Additional Information on Eligibility: This NOFO targets the development of RMSF prevention programs in areas in which brown dog tick transmitted RMSF has been observed. To date, this disease pattern has only been reported in six of tribal communities in Arizona and parts of northern Mexico. Only the six tribal communities in Arizona with reported cases of RMSF during 2015-2020 will be eligible to apply for this cooperative agreement; this includes the White Mountain Apache Tribe (WMAT), San Carlos Apache Tribe (SCAT), Gila River Indian Community (GRIC), Navajo Nation (NN), Hopi Tribe and Tohono O'odham Nation (TON).
Agency Code: HHS-CDC-NCEZID
Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control – NCEZID
Posted Date: Dec 14, 2020
Last Updated Date: Dec 14, 2020
Estimated Synopsis Post Date: Apr 02, 2021
Fiscal Year: 2021
Award Ceiling: $350,000
Award Floor: $10,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,800,000
Expected Number of Awards: 6
Description: Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) occurs in epidemic proportions in parts of Arizona tribal lands. Annual incidence of RMSF in certain tribal communities is more the 150 times higher than the national average, and more than 50% of RMSF cases occur in children. Prevention of RMSF require collaboration of human, animal, and environmental health partners. The purpose of this NOFO is to provide resources to American Indian tribal nations impacted by Rocky Mountain spotted fever in Arizona. These resources will support the development and maintenance of RMSF prevention and control programs within their communities by increasing use of evidence-based interventions, developing improved communications products, strengthening RMSF support services like animal control and vector control services within the community, enhancing tracking of key progress indicators, and by providing support to evaluate the use of current RMSF prevention programs. Through this FOA, CDC seeks to fund eligible federally recognized tribes to provide capacity building in strengthening tribal health systems, and evaluate and monitor awarded tribal public health capacity building projects in AI/AN communities. Activities include: Implementation and adaptation of evidence-based interventions to reduce RMSF Development, dissemination, and evaluation of locally-minded communications plan for RMSF Implementation of RMSF program evaluation Development of strengthened RMSF support services (such as animal control, vector control or environmental management) in tribal communities (by training, equipping tribal program or utilizing contracted services)
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