Community Health Workers for Covid Response and Resilient Communities (CCR) CDC-RFA-DP21-2109
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act of 2020 allocated funds to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to states, localities, territories, tribes, tribal organizations, urban Indian health organizations, or health service providers to tribes. CDC announces the availability of funds to achieve the goal of the CARES Act in preventing COVID-19 and protecting the American people from related public health impacts.
This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) supports this work through training and deployment of community health workers (CHWs) to response efforts and by building and strengthening community resilience to fight COVID-19 through addressing existing health disparities. Program strategies include integrating CHWs into organizations and care teams and strengthening relevant CHW knowledge, roles, and skills to prepare them to successfully engage with existing state and/or local public health-led actions to manage COVID-19 among priority populations.
Priority populations are those with increased prevalence of COVID-19 and are disproportionately impacted by long-standing health disparities related to sociodemographic characteristics, geographic regions, and economic strata. Examples include, racial and ethnic minority groups, persons who are economically disadvantaged, justice-involved, experiencing homelessness, or have certain underlying medical conditions that increase COVID-19 risk.