U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Forecast): Community Health Workers for COVID Response and Resilient Communities
The Community Health Workers for COVID Response and Resilient Communities program will provide funds to achieve the goal of the CARES Act in protecting the American people from the public health impacts of COVID-19. The program will support this work through training and deployment of community health workers (CHWs) and by building and strengthening community resilience to fight COVID-19 through addressing existing health disparities in the population. Goals of the program will be accomplished in three key areas:
* Component A: Capacity building
* Component B: Implementation ready
* Component C: Innovation (demonstration projects)
The program strategies include integrating CHWs, also known as promotores de salud, coaches, lay health advisors, community health representatives, peer mentors, or peer navigators, into organizations and care teams and strengthening relevant knowledge, roles, and skills by CHWs so they are prepared to successfully engage with existing state and/or local public health-led actions to manage COVID-19 among priority populations within communities.
Amount: $188,000,000 is expected to be available to make up to 70 awards that range from $350,000 – $5,000,000.
Eligibility: State governments; county governments; tribal governments; and tribal organizations.
Deadline (forecast): Anticipated post: February 23, 2021; Anticipated deadline: April 24, 2021.
|Funder||U.S. Department of Health and Human Services|
|Eligibility||Local Government, State Government, Tribal Government, Tribal Organization|
|Sector||COVID-19 Emergency Response, Health|