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    Counties awarded CDC grant funding to bolster community health worker services

    On September 3, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded approximately $122 million through the Community Health Workers for COVID Response and Resilient Communities (CCR) grant program, an initiative that provides fiscal support and technical assistance to local governments in an effort to increase the number of trained community health workers in communities hit hardest by COVID-19.

    The CCR provided $116 million to 69 organizations, including 28 counties (listed below). The program, which is in its first year, will distribute a total of $348 million over three years. Additionally, the CDC awarded $6 million to three state health organizations (Arizona, Washington and Wisconsin) for the CCR- Evaluation and Technical Assistance program, to provide CHW training and technical assistance to the 69 CCR recipients. These funds were allocated through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020 of 2020 and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) of 2021 and were awarded based on population size, poverty rates and COVID-19 statistics. Below is a list of counties and the summation of the funds they received through CCR grants. A full list of CCR grants can be found here, while an interactive map of funds published by the CDC can be found here.

    State

    County/Organization

    Funding Amount

    Alabama

    Mobile County Board of Health

    $1,000,000

    Arizona

    Yuma County

    $849,505

    Arkansas

    Benton County Government

    $1,999,987

    California

    Alameda County Healthcare Services Agency

    $732,200

    California

    County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency

    $1,000,000

    California

    San Joaquin County Human Services Agency

    $994,646

    California

    Sonoma County Health Services Department

    $2,000,000

    California

    Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency

    $600,000

    Florida

    Collier County

    $421,744

    Illinois

    Cook County

    $3,000,000

    Indiana

    County of Elkhart

    $995,698

    Indiana

    Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion Co.

    $638,732

    Indiana

    St. Joseph County Department of Health

    $914,350

    Maryland

    Prince George's County Fire/EMS

    $2,999,862

    Missouri

    County of St. Louis

    $4,712,382

    Missouri

    Washington County Ambulance District

    $1,000,000

    Montana

    Yellowstone City-County Health Department

    $595,429

    New Jersey

    Atlantic County Department of Human Services

    $600,000

    New Mexico

    County of Dona Ana

    $645,590

    New York

    County of Schenectady

    $599,777

    North Carolina

    Public Health Authority of Cabarrus County

    $703,447

    Ohio

    County of Jackson

    $1,517,257

    Ohio

    Franklin County Board of Commissioners/Public Health

    $1,000,000

    Oregon

    County of Lane

    $877,731

    Pennsylvania

    Allegheny County Health Department

    $2,650,987

    Tennessee

    Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County

    $1,000,000

    Texas

    Harris County

    $2,999,755

    Washington

    Seattle and King County Public Health

    $3,000,000

    CHWs are frontline public health workers who often serve as the main link between health and social services and the community, working within county owned health and human services systems to facilitate access to services and improve service delivery. Counties can leverage CCR funds to strengthen or build capacity of their local health workforce to address the following:

    • Disparities in access to COVID-19 related services, such as testing, contact tracing and immunization;
    • Factors that increase risk of severe COVID-19 illness, such as chronic diseases, smoking, and pregnancy; and
    • Community needs that have been exacerbated by COVID-19, such as health and mental health care access and food insecurity.

    Additional Resources

    • NACo Blog: CDC, HHS Announce Multiple Grant Programs to Improve Vaccine and Health Equity
    • NACo Analysis of the American Rescue Plan Act
    • NACo Analysis of the Third COVID-19 Supplemental: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act

    On September 3, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded approximately $122 million through the Community Health Workers for COVID Response and Resil
    2021-09-09
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    2021-09-10
The CDC awarded $116 million to 69 health organizations, including 28 counties New CDC grants will provide critical support to counties and our health care systems as we continue to grapple with the COVID-19 public health emergency

On September 3, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded approximately $122 million through the Community Health Workers for COVID Response and Resilient Communities (CCR) grant program, an initiative that provides fiscal support and technical assistance to local governments in an effort to increase the number of trained community health workers in communities hit hardest by COVID-19.

The CCR provided $116 million to 69 organizations, including 28 counties (listed below). The program, which is in its first year, will distribute a total of $348 million over three years. Additionally, the CDC awarded $6 million to three state health organizations (Arizona, Washington and Wisconsin) for the CCR- Evaluation and Technical Assistance program, to provide CHW training and technical assistance to the 69 CCR recipients. These funds were allocated through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020 of 2020 and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) of 2021 and were awarded based on population size, poverty rates and COVID-19 statistics. Below is a list of counties and the summation of the funds they received through CCR grants. A full list of CCR grants can be found here, while an interactive map of funds published by the CDC can be found here.

State

County/Organization

Funding Amount

Alabama

Mobile County Board of Health

$1,000,000

Arizona

Yuma County

$849,505

Arkansas

Benton County Government

$1,999,987

California

Alameda County Healthcare Services Agency

$732,200

California

County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency

$1,000,000

California

San Joaquin County Human Services Agency

$994,646

California

Sonoma County Health Services Department

$2,000,000

California

Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency

$600,000

Florida

Collier County

$421,744

Illinois

Cook County

$3,000,000

Indiana

County of Elkhart

$995,698

Indiana

Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion Co.

$638,732

Indiana

St. Joseph County Department of Health

$914,350

Maryland

Prince George's County Fire/EMS

$2,999,862

Missouri

County of St. Louis

$4,712,382

Missouri

Washington County Ambulance District

$1,000,000

Montana

Yellowstone City-County Health Department

$595,429

New Jersey

Atlantic County Department of Human Services

$600,000

New Mexico

County of Dona Ana

$645,590

New York

County of Schenectady

$599,777

North Carolina

Public Health Authority of Cabarrus County

$703,447

Ohio

County of Jackson

$1,517,257

Ohio

Franklin County Board of Commissioners/Public Health

$1,000,000

Oregon

County of Lane

$877,731

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County Health Department

$2,650,987

Tennessee

Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County

$1,000,000

Texas

Harris County

$2,999,755

Washington

Seattle and King County Public Health

$3,000,000

CHWs are frontline public health workers who often serve as the main link between health and social services and the community, working within county owned health and human services systems to facilitate access to services and improve service delivery. Counties can leverage CCR funds to strengthen or build capacity of their local health workforce to address the following:

  • Disparities in access to COVID-19 related services, such as testing, contact tracing and immunization;
  • Factors that increase risk of severe COVID-19 illness, such as chronic diseases, smoking, and pregnancy; and
  • Community needs that have been exacerbated by COVID-19, such as health and mental health care access and food insecurity.

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