CG 21-10198, African American/Black Statewide Coordinating Bridge

October 6, 2021 - 5:00 PM

The California Department of Public Health, California Tobacco Control Program (CDPH/CTCP) is issuing this solicitation for the purpose of funding one (1) public, or private-nonprofit agency to ensure that an African American/Black Statewide Coordinating Center is fully functional through April 23, 2023 on par with the services provided by the Statewide Coordinating Centers that were funded by RFA 17-10593 Priority Population Coordinating Centers to serve the 1) Asian and Pacific Islander; 2) Hispanic/Latino; and 3) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) populations. Each of these Statewide Coordinating Centers was fully-funded at approximately $2.5 million each for the 5-year grant term. The successful applicant for the African American/Black Statewide Coordinating Center, under RFA 17-10593, requested and was awarded approximately $1.8 million. As a result of under-budgeting, the activities in the last 16-months of the African American/Black Statewide Coordinating Center are limited in scope and not comparable to the services being provided by the three other priority population Statewide Coordinating Centers funded under RFA #17-10593 Priority Population Coordinating Centers.

CDPH/CTCP determined that it is of high public health importance to maintain full Statewide Coordinating Center services for the African American/Black community. Because RFA #17-10593 Priority Population Coordinating Centers restricted augmentations to award recipients, CDPH/CTCP did not have the authority to augment the recipient of the African American/Black Statewide Coordinating Center grant to maintain the full complement of Statewide Coordinating Center activities. Consequently, the purpose of this RFA is to provide funding to a qualified applicant to provide specific African American/Black Statewide Coordinating Center services for the period January 1, 2022 through April 30, 2023 to ensure that the African American/Black population has access to services comparable to the other Statewide Coordinating Centers.

 

 

The California Department of Public Health intends to award grants to the following agencies in response to Request for Application #21-10198, African American Black/Statewide Coordinating Center Bridge:

 

  1. The URSA Institute
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