Local governments are eligible to apply and may propose plans to engage one or more communities and geographic areas. The definition of communities may also include a group of people who have particular characteristic in common (e.g. share similar cultural beliefs or interests). Please work with your local tribes, borough, or municipality to ensure that efforts are coordinated. DHSS allows recipients to act as pass-through entities in order to provide funding to other recipients, including community-based organizations serving populations who may experience health inequities. Technical assistance will be provided throughout the funding period to assist with reporting, advancing health equity projects, pre-approval of projects and invoice processing.