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DECEMBER 21, 2018 - 11:59 PST

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12/21/2018 3:59 AM PST

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About Vector Control Collaborative - Mentee Application

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) supports local health departments in protecting their communities from the bacterial and viral diseases transmitted by mosquitoes, ticks, rodents, and other emerging vectors. NACCHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have partnered to establish a framework of necessary operational capabilities of vector control programs based on Integrated Pest Management (IMP) and Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM) principles.  The ten capabilities are as follows:

Core Capabilities

  • Capability 1: Routine mosquito surveillance through standardized trapping and species identification; 
  • Capability 2: Treatment decisions using surveillance data; 
  • Capability 3: Larviciding, adulticiding, or both; 
  • Capability 4: Routine vector control activities (e.g., chemical, biological, source reduction, or environmental management); 
  • Capability 5: Pesticide resistance testing; 

Supplemental Capabilities

  • Capability 6: Licensed pesticide application; 
  • Capability 7: Vector control activities other than chemical control (e.g., biological source reduction or water management); 
  • Capability 8: Community outreach and education campaigns regarding mosquito-borne diseases, how they spread, and how to prevent infection; 
  • Capability 9: Regular communication with local health departments regarding surveillance and epidemiology; and 
  • Capability 10: Outreach (e.g., communication and/or cooperation) with nearby vector control programs. 

In 2017, NACCHO assessed vector control programs across the United States and found that 84% of surveyed vector control programs need improvement related to one or more core vector control and surveillance capabilities. The results of this assessment and lessons learned from responses such as the Zika Virus Epidemic have indicated a need for further programmatic and educational support for vector control programs nationwide. 

Therefore, NACCHO and CDC have established the Peer-to-Peer Mentorship Program for Local Vector Control Programs to match local vector control programs with demonstrated expertise in the ten capabilities with vector control programs currently looking for guidance, tools and resources, and recommendations to build program capability. NACCHO intends to award up to six entities with a maximum of $20,000 each to form mentorship groups that will improve participant capacity to address vector-borne diseases, with an emphasis on mosquito and tick-borne disease prevention.  

Please read all the instructions and criteria carefully before filling out the application. Applications will be scored based only on the information provided. Incomplete applications will not be considered for review. The application consists of the following sections: 

•    Contact Information
•    Background
•    Vector Control Self-Assessment
•    Statement of Work
•    Sustainability
•    Collaboration
•    Budget Narrative
•    Letter of Support (if applicable)

This is a competitive award process. All applications must be submitted through the online application process by 11:59 PM PST on December 21, 2018. 

ELIGIBILITY

  • Represent a vector control program housed within a local health department or other local government department. “Local” is here defined as organizations working at county, city, or community levels.
  • Be staff or a manager of a local vector control organization or program.
  • Applicants applying to become mentees should demonstrate gaps in program expertise in one or more of the four core capabilities.

 

AVAILABLE FUNDING 

Applicants can apply for up to $20,000 in funding for projects and activities that enhance vector control program expertise in at least one of the 10 capabilities. Up to six awards of $20,000 each will be available for work starting February 4, 2019. The performance period for this award is February 4, 2019 – June 30, 2019.

NACCHO will award funds based on the proposed scope of work and the funding specified in the budget request.

 

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS

  • If you are not applying as an employee of a local health department, you must include a letter of support [no more than one page] from your local health authority how your vector control program will collaborate to improve jurisdictional capacity to prevent and respond to vector-borne threats. Your local health authority may be a health commissioner, a departmental director of environmental health, or another representative with appropriate decision-making authority.

The Application Process

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Application Opens

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Application Closes