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AI-13583 2.S.       
Meeting Date: 05/19/2021  
Grant Application for Community Health Workers
Submitted By: Maria Medrano, Grants Department
Department: Grants Department  

Information
RECOMMENDATION
Approve the submission of a grant application to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for funding under the Community Health Workers for COVID Response and Resilient Communities opportunity.
BACKGROUND
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced 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. The Community Health Workers (CHWs) for COVID Response and Resilient Communities opportunity.supports this work through training and deployment of CHWs to response efforts and by building and strengthening community resilience to fight COVID-19 through addressing existing health disparities.
DISCUSSION
Nueces County will partner with the South Coastal Area Health Education Center and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health for a project titled Partnering with Community Health Workers for COVID-19 Response and Building a Resilient Nueces County Community.  The project aims to increase the training, engagement and deployment of community health workers to address COVID-19 in our community. It also focuses on building upon our current county priorities to address COVID-19 vaccination, long-haul management and moving forward in a more resilient and positive post COVID-19 vision.

Since Nueces County currently has over 100 CHWs working in the community, the application will be submitted under the Implementation Ready component, which would fund up to $2 million per year for a total of 3 years.  By adding an Innovation component, the County may be eligibile to receive an additional $2 million per year for that same 3 year period.  There is no match required for this program.  The grant will cover the costs involved with providing comprehensive training/certifications for CHWs, implementation costs, and administrative costs.  

Budget Information
Information about available funds
Budgeted: Funds Available: Adjustment: Amount Available:
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Account Code(s) for Available Funds
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