Funding Opportunity From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): National Initiative to Address COVID-19 Health Disparities

Application deadline: May 3, 2021

View more details and application instructions Grant Opportunity CDC-RFA-OT21-2103

The CDC’s Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support (CSTLTS) has published a two-year Notice of Funding Opportunity: National Initiative to Address COVID-19 Health Disparities Among Populations at High-Risk and Underserved, Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations and Rural Communities.

Funded through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, this opportunity is expected to award funding to up to 108 state, local, territorial, and freely associated state health departments, or their agents. It represents CDC’s largest investment to date focusing specifically on reducing health disparities related to COVID-19, and intends to direct support to communities that need it most.

The opportunity’s goals are to:

-Reduce COVID-19-related health disparities,
-Improve and increase testing and contact tracing among populations at higher risk and that are underserved, including racial and ethnic minority groups and people living in rural communities, and
-Improve capacity and services to prevent and control COVID-19 infection/transmission among these populations

Applicants are encouraged to partner with a range of entities, including community-based organizations, social service providers, and universities.