The Center for Sharing Public Health Services is offering up to five small grants to organizations that wish to explore, plan, implement or improve some aspects of cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) in public health. This opportunity is available for 1) public health agencies, 2) organizations representing policymakers with the authority to enter into CJS agreements, or 3) their designated agents. Proposals must fall into one of two categories: 1) Proposals focused on the implementation of a specific CJS arrangement among multiple jurisdictions, or 2) Proposals that are not linked to a specific CJS arrangement but otherwise contribute to the achievement of the Center’s goals, which are described further in the call for proposals.
Eligible applicants focused on the implementation of a specific CJS arrangement must include a minimum of three jurisdictions of any size, or two jurisdictions if the combined population is 50,000 or greater. The jurisdictional size limit does not apply if the arrangement: 1) includes at least one tribe, 2) includes a state health department, or 3) is between two frontier counties.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis from January 2 until March 31, 2017, or until all five small grants are awarded, whichever comes first. Awards will be up to $10,000 for a project period of up to six months. Exceptions to these limits can be made for special cases involving proposals that are not linked to a specific CJS arrangement. See the call for proposals for more information.
Priority for funding will be given to proposals that address the specific areas of learning described in the call for proposals. Center staff will provide technical assistance as requested, and selected teams are expected to share the results and lessons learned from their projects with appropriate audiences.
Support for this program is provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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