This is an emergency supplemental funding opportunity announcement in response to the current outbreak of Coronavirus Disease, COVID-1 9. The purpose of this notice is to announce the availability of emergency supplemental funding to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19 for the American Indian/Alaska
Native (AI/AN) tribal nations and regional AI/AN tribal organizations that were previously awarded funding under Strategy 1 under CDC-RFA-OT18-1803:
Tribal Public Health Capacity-Building and Quality Improvement Umbrella Cooperative Agreement.
AI/AN tribal nations and regional AI/AN tribal organizations meeting these criteria are eligible to apply for supplemental COVID-19 Emergency Response Project Plans according to the geographic categories under which they are awarded.
The geographic categories are the following:
1) Category A:
HHS Regions I, II, III, and IV; 2) Category B:
HHS Regions V, VI, and VII; and 3) Category C:
HHS Regions VIII, IX, and X.
These project plans are provided as attachments to this announcement.
Under this supplement, applicants will be funded to use the cooperative agreement's existing 6 program strategies to support tribes, tribal organizations, urban Indian health organizations, or health service providers to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 including the following:
To carry out surveillance, epidemiology, laboratory capacity, infection control, mitigation, communications, and other preparedness and response activities For the construction, alteration, or renovation of non-federally owned facilities to improve preparedness and response capability To reimburse costs for these purposes incurred on or after January 20, 2020 The activities that Recipients propose in the Work Plans and Budget Narrative(s) should be based on the needs of the geographic category(s) and strategies outlined in the individual COVID-19 Emergency Response Project Plans for which they are applying.
Awards under this emergency supplemental will be available until September 30, 202 2.