National Initiative to Address COVID-19 Health Disparities Among Populations at High-Risk and Underserved, Including Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations and Rural Communities

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced a plan to invest $2.25 billion over two years to address COVID-19-related health disparities and advance health equity among populations that are at high risk and underserved, including racial and ethnic minority groups and people living in rural areas. This funding represents CDC’s largest investment to date to support communities affected by COVID-19-related health disparities.
 
CDC’s new National Initiative to Address COVID-19 Health Disparities Among Populations at High-Risk and Underserved Communities, Including Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations and Rural Communities, will offer grants to public health departments to improve testing and contact tracing capabilities; develop innovative mitigation and prevention resources and services; improve data collection and reporting; build, leverage, and expand infrastructure support; and mobilize partners and collaborators to advance health equity and address social determinants of health as they relate to COVID-19.
 
Informational calls will be held on March 30 2021 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET.
 
This grant opportunity closes on May 3, 2021.
 
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Date Posted: 
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Date Closing: 
Monday, May 3, 2021
Sponsor/Funding Agency: 
CDC
Pre-Teleconference Meeting Info: 
Informational call: CDC will host an informational call for interested applicants. Informational call dates: Tuesday, March 30, at 3:00–4:00 pm EDT Tuesday, March 30, at 6:00–7:00 pm EDT Join ZoomGov Meeting https://cdc.zoomgov.com/j/16040976381?pwd=NmNjdFcrQlFVSjVPZ25nR0dHay9zdz09external icon Meeting ID: 160 4097 6381 Passcode: OT21-2103
Award Amount: 
2.25 billion
Keywords: 
COVID-19
Contact Email or Phone: 
OT21-2103Support@cdc.gov