Urban Indian Prevention, Response and Control of COVID-19 Initiative

Webinar available at: https://ncuih.adobeconnect.com/p80ou5jsw34q/

 

Instructions for Expense / Budget Template

RFA in pdf
RFA in word

Request for Applications (RFA)

Funding Agreement / Application Deadline: May 1, 2020   

Frequently Asked Questions

NCUIH COVID-19 Situational Report Template Requirement of all funded UIOs  

NCUIH COVID-19 Expense / Budget Template Requirement of all funded UIOs  (originally created by Sonya Tetnowski)

Webinar

NCUIH will be hosting an informational webinar on Monday, April 6 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm (EDT). 

To join the meeting:

FAQ 

Who is eligible to apply for the Urban Indian Prevention, Response and Control of COVID-19 Initiative?

All Urban Indian Organizations (UIOs) with a Title V contract with the Indian Health Service are eligible to apply for funds.

What is the deadline to apply and when will funds be awarded?

The deadline to apply for the first phase of funding is May 1, 2020.  Funds will be awarded on a rolling basis. 

How much funding is available per UIO?

UIOs may apply for up to $190,476.16.  UIOs may receive additional funding no later than June 1, 2020 should it become available.

How can additional funds be made available?

UIOs are eligible to apply for up to $190,476.16 in the first funding phase, deadline May 1, 2020. UIOs will have the option to release remaining unneeded funds (up to $190,476.16), at which point NCUIH will equally disperse amongst UIOs that request additional funds no later than June 1. 2020.

Can funds be used for personnel?

Yes, funds can be used for personnel purposes.  Funds can be used to support existing staff and/or to hire additional staff to support the UIO’s response to COVID-19. Funds can also be used for overtime pay.

Can funds be used to reimburse costs incurred related to COVID-19 since January 20, 2020?

Yes, funds can be used to reimburse the UIO for costs associated with COVID-19 beginning January 20, 2020.

Do funds have to be used within the four walls of a UIO facility?

  1. No, funds can be used for the following:
  2. Within existing UIO facilities
  3. To set up temporary facilities
  4. To push services out into the community (rather than have patients come to the facility)
  5. To address community member needs related to COVID-19

What types of “supplies” and/or “equipment” can be purchased with these funds?

Funds can be used for almost anything related to the prevention, response and/or control of COVID-19 in Urban Indian communities.

  • For use by UIO staff / within the existing, temporary, or new (mobile clinic) facilities  
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Durable medical equipment
  • Medical equipment needed to screen, test, or treat COVID-19 such as thermometers, ventilators, test kits, mobile clinics, telehealth equipment and more
  • General supplies: hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies, etc.
  • Baby supplies, formula, food
  • Toiletries
  • Cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer
  • Temporary housing support for homeless or others unable to stay at home due to COVID-19
  • To get necessary supplies needed to prevent, respond, or control the impact of COVID-19 within the Urban AI/AN community

Can funds be used to provide temporary housing to our homeless population?

Yes, funds can be used to provide temporary housing assistance (hotel stays) to homeless community members to promote social distancing, quarantines, isolation, etc.

Can funds be used to provide financial relief, such as rent/mortgage or other bills support or to community member?

No, funds cannot be used to provide financial relief to community members.  Funds can be used to purchase necessary supplies for community members to prevent, respond, or control the impact of COVID-19 as well as to provide temporary housing assistance to community members who are experiencing homelessness.

What are the requirements of UIO’s taking part in NCUIH’s Urban Indian Prevention, Response and Control of COVID-19 Initiative?

  • submit an application;
  • complete and submit the NCUIH situational report to NCUIH monthly, at minimum, more frequently (daily or weekly) if possibly;
  • complete and submit the NCUIH itemized expense report of all expenses associated with the Urban Indian Prevention, Response and Control of COVID-19 Initiative to NCUIH monthly and once all funds have been spent;
  • submit a minimum of 2 (more if available) resources, policies, tips and other best practices with NCUIH to support peer UIO response; and
  • respond to a questionnaire regarding the impact of COVID-19 on your UIO.

Will NCUIH be providing more information regarding the application and initiative?

Yes, NCUIH will be hosting an informational webinar on Monday, April 6 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm (EDT). 

To join the meeting:

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