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Three New Funding Announcements Released by the Bureau for Public Health

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources’ Bureau for Public Health (BPH), would like to share the following information regarding three new Announcements of Funding Availability (AFA) from the WV DHHR Bureau for Public Health. All information on BPH AFA's can be found here.


BPH AFA: COVID-19 Vaccination Equity and Prioritizing Populations Disproportionately Affected by COVID-19


The Announcement of Funding Availability (AFA), is in the amount of $11,995,688. To address COVID-19 disparities in West Virginia, BPH will make available $12,785,125 for approximately 86 awards with an average award of $150,000. Eligible applicants include Local Health Departments, Community Based Organizations and Community Health Centers. Award amounts will be based on the total amount requested and the amount of funding available. While BPH anticipates the average award being $150,000, applicants are encouraged to apply for the funding they need and can reasonably expend to perform the proposed activities.


Documents required for response to this AFA can be found here


Application deadline is July 30, 2021 at 5:00 PM. Submission Requirements outlined below.

1. Applications must be emailed to BPHGrantApplications@wv.gov no later than July 30, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

2. Applications must be complete and contain the following forms:

a. Application Form (Attachment A)

b. Project Narrative Form (Attachment B)

c. Budget Worksheet (Attachment C)

3. Multi-jurisdiction/organization applicants must include Letters of Support from partner jurisdictions/organizations.

4. Applicants must agree to quarterly reporting based on the performance measures submitted in the project narrative.

5. Applicants must agree to quarterly invoicing and financial reporting as prescribed by the Bureau for Public Health.

Awardees must work collaboratively with other community efforts to reduce COVID-19 disparities and ensure complementary, non-duplicative, activities are being performed. Awardees may be asked to participate in specific vaccine equity and vaccine confidence efforts requested by BPH during the implementation of this grant.



BPH AFA: 2021 Addressing COVID-19 Health Disparities in Rural Areas of West Virginia


To address COVID-19 disparities in West Virginia, BPH will make available approximately $11,525,000 for multiple awards with the maximum award amount being $525,000. Eligible applicants include the following:

Community-Based Organizations, Civic Organizations, Academic Institutions & Universities, Faith-Based Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations, Social Service Providers, Health Care Providers, Multi-Organization Collaborative, Local businesses and business community networks, Community Health Centers, Local Health Departments

Eligible applicants must propose services administered in, or serving populations within, the census tracks with RUCA Codes 4-10 and/or an area designated as rural. The United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Services website can be used to reference RUCA Codes.


Documents required for response to this AFA can be found here


Application deadline is July 30, 2021 at 5:00 PM. Submission Requirements outlined below.

1. Applications must be emailed to BPHGrantApplications@wv.gov no later than July 30, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

2. Applications must be complete and contain the following forms:

a. Application Form (Attachment A)

b. Project Narrative Form (Attachment B)

c. Budget Worksheet (Attachment C)

3. Multi-jurisdiction/organization applicants must include Letters of Support from partner jurisdictions/organizations.

4. Applicants must agree to quarterly reporting based on the performance measures submitted in the project narrative.

5. Applicants must agree to quarterly invoicing and financial reporting as prescribed by the Bureau for Public Health.


Applicants who propose to address COVID-19 disparities among rural populations will be required to describe conditions in the community, or among the population, related to the following factors that may lead to COVID-19 disparities



BPH AFA: 2021 Addressing COVID-19 Health Disparities Among Racial and Ethnic Minorities In West Virginia

This Announcement of Funding Availability in the amount of $8,000,000 for approximately 20 awards. BPH is issuing this AFA to reduce COVID-19 related disparities in racial and ethnic minorities. This includes all minority groups who have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Persons who have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 include, but are not limited to, the following:

• People in racial and ethnic minority groups

o Non-Hispanic American Indian

o Alaska Native

o Non-Hispanic Black

o Hispanic

• People living in communities with a high CDC/ASTDR Social Vulnerability Index (SVI)

• People living in rural communities

• People with disabilities

• People who are homebound or isolated

• People who are underinsured or uninsured

• People who are immigrants and/or refugees

• People with transportation limitations


Eligible applicants include the following:

• Community-Based Organizations

• Civic Organizations

• Academic Institutions and Universities

• Faith-Based Organizations

• Non-Governmental Organizations

• Social Service Providers

• Health Care Providers

• Other Organizations Serving Racial and Ethnic Minorities

• Multi-Organization Collaboratives

• Local businesses and business community networks


Documents required for response to this AFA can be found here

Application deadline is July 30, 2021 at 5:00 PM. Submission Requirements outlined below.

1. Applications must be emailed to BPHGrantApplications@wv.gov no later than July 30, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

2. Applications must be complete and contain the following forms:

a. Application Form (Attachment A)

b. Project Narrative Form (Attachment B)

c. Budget Worksheet (Attachment C)

3. Multi-jurisdiction/organization applicants must include Letters of Support from partner jurisdictions/organizations.

4. Applicants must agree to quarterly reporting based on the performance measures submitted in the project narrative.

5. Applicants must agree to quarterly invoicing and financial reporting as prescribed by the Bureau for Public Health.


For more information visit the Bureau of Behavioral Health's website here


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