Upcoming Notice of Funding Opportunity – HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA), Federal Office of Rural Health Policy will announce an upcoming notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) announcement that will be available to Tribal organizations.
Through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, HRSA received $15 million to allocate to Tribes, Tribal Organizations, Urban Indian Health Organizations, and health service providers to Tribes. The funding will provide support for the Tribes to prevent, prepare and respond to COVID-19 in rural communities.
The simplified announcement will post on Grants.gov when available and will require that Tribes submit a concise proposal outlining their specific COVID-19 related needs and funding requirements. HRSA will provide proposal examples within the NOFO for the Tribes.
For this NOFO, the System for Award Management (SAM) registration will be relaxed for applicants at the time of submission in Grants.gov. Current registrants in SAM, with active registrations expiring before May 16, 2020, will be provided a one-time extension of 60 days. New applicants are able to submit an application without a valid SAM registration.
Applicants can reach out to RuralCOVIDNOFO@hrsa.gov with any questions or concerns regarding their submission.
HRSA will hold a technical assistance webinar to outline how Tribes can request funding for their specific activities that may include: purchase of test kits, personal protective equipment (PPE), hiring and/or training health care personnel and telehealth related activities.
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