NEHA Climate and Health Interest Form

The  National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will offer two $10,000 grants to support state, local or tribal governmental environmental health agencies to translate climate and health data into a format that is available and useful to their residents and staff. These demonstration grants will support agencies that are already working with their local or state climate and health data or using the CDC BRACE framework. an example of such a plan here: NCPHD Plan. Due to the amount of the grants, it is NEHA’s intent that these funds be used to leverage existing resources. Outputs expected will be a one page factsheet and summary of the project, a data visualization tool or a GIS map which is readily available to residents of the jurisdiction, but other products will be considered as well. Up to two entities will be awarded a max funding amount of $10,000 each, as well as technical assistance from NEHA. The purpose of these grants is to advance the efforts of environmental health departments or agencies to use their data to inform efforts to adapt to climate change.

Who is eligible?
Local, state, territorial or tribal governmental environmental health agencies working in the climate and health space.


How much money is available?
Applicants can apply for up to $10,000 in funding for events or other activities to support the incorporate climate change into their existing climate and health adaptation plans or to develop new climate and health adaptation plans for their departments. Up to two awards of $10,000 each will be available for work starting in January 2019. 

Can an organization submit more than one application?
An organization may submit more than one application; however, it may not receive funding for more than one award.

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* 1. Agency/Organization Name:

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* 2. Location

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* 3. Please identify a primary contact at your organization/agency:

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* 4. Is your agency/organization responsible for implementing or overseeing your community's climate and health program?

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* 5. What type of organization is applying for this grant?

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* 6. Tell us a little more about your organization or agency. Be sure to include a description of how this grant is relevant to or supports your organization or agency's mission and your organizational capacity to address climate and health

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* 7. What is the approximate size of the population served by your organization or agency

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* 8. What types of populations are served by your organization or agency? Select all that apply.

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* 9. Why does your community need this funding? Describe the burden of health impacts related to climate change in your community and vulnerable populations. (Limit to 1,000 characters or fewer, including spaces.)

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* 10. Describe any challenges you anticipate in implementing this project. Note that this section will be used to help determine the technical assistance to be provided with the mini-grant. (Limit to 500 characters or fewer, including spaces)

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* 11. Describe how your community will use the $10,000 grant and technical assistance support add climate and health considerations to a new or existing adaptation plan. Before submitting your answers, please review the evaluation criteria. (Limit to 1,000 characters or fewer, including spaces.)

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* 12. What outcomes are you trying to achieve with the proposed work? How will you measure the impact? Note that given the limited project period (of roughly six months), the selection committee will be interested in measuring short-term outcomes that demonstrate progress towards longer-term goals. Please describe both the short-term outcomes and long-term impacts. (Limit to 1,000 characters or fewer, including spaces.)

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* 13. List and describe any current funding streams your organization has to support climate and health data collection/visualization. (Limit to 500 characters or fewer, including spaces.)

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* 14. Please provide a general description of how the grant funding will be used; suggested categories include labor, indirect costs, and other direct costs. Please note that the awards will be granted in two installments: an initial $5,000 award, and a final $5,000 upon completion of the work. Please limit your response to 1,000 characters including spaces.

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* 15. Will this grant help you to leverage other funds or resources or build on an existing initiative?

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* 16. Please rate your community's overall existing capacity for climate and health prevention work.

 
In need of technical assistance
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* 17. Please rate your community's existing capacity for climate and health prevention work.

  In need of technical assistance Prepared Well prepared
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* 18. Is there any other information you'd like to provide the selection committee about your community's application for this grant (limit to 500 characters or fewer, including spaces)?

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* 19. Please confirm your understanding and agreement that communities selected for funding may not use any portion of the funds for lobbying activities, including but not limited to those described in the following statement:

No aspect of Awardee activities performed under this award may consist of attempts to influence legislation through direct or grassroots lobbying. For example, funds cannot be used for signage that endorses pending legislation or an elected official.

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