Overview

 

The National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH), in collaboration with the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), National Association of County Health Officials (NACCHO), and Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), will offer support to local governmental agencies to implement a Health in All Policies strategy as part of their lead prevention implementation program and activities. This effort is supported through cooperative agreements with CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health (CDC-RFA-OT18-1802: Strengthening Public Health Systems and Services through National Partnerships to Improve and Protect the Nation's Health).

Up to three entities will be awarded a max funding amount of $20,000 each, as well as technical assistance from these national partners along the way. The purpose of these grants is to advance local efforts to reduce lead exposure and its effects, and build capacity to use a Health in All Policies approach for future efforts.

Who is eligible?
Local governmental agencies housing their jurisdiction’s childhood lead prevention programs (i.e., local, tribal, or territorial health departments and/or environmental agencies). Local applicants from jurisdictions not currently receiving state or local CDC Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program funds (Arkansas, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and all U.S. territories and federally-recognized or state-recognized tribal jurisdictions) are especially encouraged to apply.

How much money is available?
Applicants can apply for up to $20,000 in funding for events or other activities to support the implementation of a Health in All Policies strategy as part of their lead poisoning prevention efforts. Up to three awards of $20,000 each will be available for work starting in 2019.

What is technical assistance and are there related grantee expectations to note?
Technical assistance will be provided to grantees both remotely and in-person over the duration of the project period. Opportunities may include but are not limited to grantee participation in: a project "kick-off" webinar; monthly TA calls with applicable national partners; an on-site visit by applicable national partners; an in-person, project wrap-up convening in DC; submission of a final report; and other TA activities as needed (e.g., additional topic-specific, capacity building webinars or TA calls with peer mentors).

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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