The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – ERA is offering grants to Develop, Implement & Evaluate Protocols to Increase Routine Adult Immunization.
This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) supports two main research purposes.
- The first is to improve understanding of the current approaches, barriers, and best practices related to providing Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)-recommended routine adult immunizations to incarcerated persons living in jails (and private correctional institutions) at the county level and to the staff who care for them.
- The second purpose is to identify, implement, and evaluate new approaches and protocols for improving use of ACIP-recommended routine adult immunizations among these target populations, including strategies for improved coordination between healthcare providers of these groups, administrators at these facilities, county jail officials, and state/jurisdiction immunization programs in those efforts.
- Phase 1 Objective: Conduct a formal assessment of current approaches, best practices, gaps, and challenges related to providing ACIP-recommended routine adult immunizations to the target populations, including approaches and bathers related to coordination between healthcare providers of these groups, state/ jurisdiction immunization programs, and other stakeholders in these efforts.
- Phase 2 Objective: Work with state/ jurisdiction immunization programs, staff of these facilities, and other stakeholders to design and implement approaches to address the gaps and challenges identified in Phase 1. These approaches should be designed to improve the use of ACIP-recommended routine adult immunizations among these groups, implement strategies for using vaccine allocations and other sources of vaccine funding for these efforts, and improve the coordination between immunization programs and staff providing immunizations to the two target populations.
- Phase 3 Objective: Evaluate the approaches implemented in Phase 2, summarize findings, make recommendations, and develop protocol(s) and resources to support efficient coordination between these groups and improve capacity to provide ACIP-recommended routine adult immunizations for these target populations, including strategies and other sources of funding for vaccines for these target populations.
- Budget and Project Period: The estimated total finding (direct and indirect) for the first year (12-month budget period) is $500,000 with individual awards ranging from $400,000 to $500,000 for the first year.
- The estimated total funding (direct and indirect) for the entire project period is $1,500,000. The project period is anticipated to run from 09/01/2023 to 08/31/2026.
- Improved understanding of the current approaches, best practices, and issues related to providing routine ACIP-recommended adult immunizations to the target population, including approaches and issues related to coordination between healthcare providers of these groups and state/jurisdiction immunization programs in these efforts, and
- Development of formal recommendations and toolkit(s) or similar that would include program delivery protocols, templates, and resource repositories for healthcare providers of these target populations, jail facility administrators, and state/ jurisdiction immunization programs, intended to improve visibility and delivery of ACIP-recommended routine adult immunizations among incarcerated persons at county jails and to the staff who serve them.
- The target populations are incarcerated persons living in county jails and the staff who care for them.
- The application should describe the recruitment strategy and selection process for the state immunization program and the facilities selected for the study.
- State governments
- County governments
- City or township governments
- Special district governments
- Independent school districts
- Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
- Native American tribal governments
- Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
- Native American tribal organizations
- Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
- Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
- Foreign organizations are not eligible to apply
- Foreign components of U.S. organizations are not eligible to apply.
- The following types of Higher Education Institutions are always encouraged to apply for CDC support as Non-profit Public or Non-Profit Private Institutions of Higher Education:
- Hispanic-serving Institutions
- Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
- Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs)
- Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions
- Nonprofits (Other than Institutions of Higher Education)
- Nonprofit Private Institutions of Higher Education
- Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government
- Faith-based or Community-based Organizations
- U.S. Territory or Possession
- Regional Organizations
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=343400