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Can I apply if I'm not an employee of a local health department?


If you are not applying as an employee of a local health department, you must include a letter of support [limited to one page] from your local health authority indicating how your project will consider health department priorities for climate change and health. 

  • Your local health authority may be a health commissioner, a departmental director of environmental health, or another representative with appropriate decision-making authority. 

Technical Assistance

What type of support will be offered by NACCHO?

Technical assistance will be provided throughout the term of the funded proposals to facilitate successful implementation. NACCHO will act as the central coordinator for technical assistance requests, to either provide the assistance or direct to the appropriate stakeholders or CDC. Specific areas which each party can provide technical assistance on is as follows:

  • NACCHO will provide the structure for technical assistance and act as the central coordinator. In addition, NACCHO will assist with local health department collaboration (e.g., facilitating interactions between LHDs and various partners within their jurisdiction).
  • CDC will provide feedback on state and federal guidance and resources for assessing the impacts of climate change, indicators, and data sources.   

Selection Process

When will applicants be notified of their selection status?

Applicants will be notified of their selection status on January 2, 2019 via email to the specified point of contact. Selected applicants will be provided with a letter certifying NACCHO's plans for reimbursement at this time. 

How will the applications be reviewed and scored?

NACCHO and CDC will use the following criteria to review application materials in each of the sections below:

  • Completeness in application materials and all related questions;
  • Applications will be scored out of 100 points:
    • Statement of Need: Up to 40 points to applicants demonstrating the need for funding;
    • Experience: Up to 40 points to applicants demonstrating experience working in climate change and health; and
    • Collaboration: Up to 20 points will be awarded to applicants demonstrating previous experience with NACCHO (i.e., based on the extent of prior engagement).