Monday, December 5, 2022

$5,000 or $10,000 tier level, apply. 2023 MRC Operational Readiness Award

Applying for an 2023 MRC Operational Readiness Award? Wondering whether to apply for at the $5,000 or $10,000 tier level? Here are some ideas on how you might use an Operational Readiness Award to build or strengthen your unit.

Tier 1 Awards at the $5,000 level are intended to build capabilities to meet local response needs. This may be most applicable to units that are smaller in size, have a specific/targeted need, a newly formed unit, or a unit that is focused on rebuilding their MRC unit if previously inactive or underutilized.

Tier 2 Awards at the $10,000 level are intended to strengthen current capabilities for primary or evolving response missions. This may be most applicable to units that have an established volunteer management structure, have the capacity to further expand their unit response capabilities, have a demonstrated record of supporting public health emergency responses, or have a record of supporting multiple natural disaster response missions. 

Examples of project activities for a Tier 1 ($5,000) Award:

  • Develop recruitment strategy for medical professionals using social media and news outlets.
  • Develop onboarding process to register volunteers, conduct administrative requirements, and track training requirements of volunteers.
  • Identify and track MRC Core Competencies, ICS, and specialized training events to support emergency responses using the MRC Volunteer Tier Levels or other categorization.
  • Conduct workshops or meetings with emergency response partners, identify response roles for MRC volunteers, and build and/or strengthen MRC mission sets.
  • Conduct training events and exercises that support MRC mission sets.
  • Capture lessons learned from exercises or response activities. Update mission sets or response plans as needed.

Examples of project activities for a Tier 2 ($10,000) Award:

  • Conduct regularly scheduled unit training events that reinforce volunteer capabilities to support unit mission requirements.
  • Identify and implement training opportunities to support unit mission capabilities, such as workshops or exercises.
  • Conduct recruitment and training of volunteers for response roles identified for specific unit missions.
  • Strengthen awareness and build integration of MRC capabilities with stakeholders through joint training events or exercises.
  • Identify and purchase mission set resource requirements and train volunteers on use of equipment/supplies.
  • Capture lessons learned from exercises or response activities. Update mission sets, job action sheets, and/or response plans as needed.

Additional information about this funding opportunity is available in the Request for Applications and application resources are available on the NACCHO’s MRC Funding Opportunities webpage.

Applications are open through December 9.

We look forward to your application!

Please email mrc@naccho.org for any further questions.

 

Thank You,

NACCHO Medical Reserve Corps Team

National Association of County & City Health Officials

1201 Eye Street NW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20005


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