Community Transformation Grants Funding Opportunity Announced

I thought this might be a possible fit for readers who are looking at tele-health programs and projects.

On May 13, 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the availability of more than $100 million in funding for up to 75 Community Transformation Grants. The grants, authorized by the Affordable Care Act and administered through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will provide local-level funding to implement projects that prevent chronic diseases, address health disparities and build the evidence base for prevention programs. State and local government agencies, tribes and territories, and state and local nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply, and at least 20 percent of the grant funding will be directed to rural and frontier areas. Letters of intent are due June 6, 2011 and applications are due July 15, 2011; technical assistance calls will occur on May 25 and June 14. For more detailed information about the grants and the calls, please see NACo’s information sheet at: http://www.naco.org/programs/csd/Documents/Health%20Reform%20Implementation/CTGs.pdf.

Also, please see HHS’ press release: http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2011pres/05/20110513b.html and CDC’s webpage, www.cdc.gov/communitytransformation and send questions to CDC at ctg@cdc.gov.

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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