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Project Intent: NYSDOH plans to invest in training and development for Small Wellness Mini Bid Awardees contracted through the COVID-19 Health Disparities Program. Funding will be made available to training and development organizations, workforce development institutions, community colleges and universities, Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and Public Health Institutions.

Funding amount is $49,999 per organization. This is a deliverable-based contract. Up to $20,000 of this funding is available to support set deliverables as described in the Ability to Report section of the Public Health Essentials Mini Bid Overview. The remaining funding will be used to deliver training and development in one of the four focus areas (Community Needs Assessment & Health Equity, Health Literacy, Evidenced Based-Evidenced Informed Programs, Quality Improvement and Program Evaluation) that are in alignment with the 10 Essentials of Public Health. Applicants may apply for more than one award in different focus areas but only one award will be made per focus organization. This is a one-time only funding opportunity. Funding must be used by May 30, 2023. Four awards are available (1 per focus area).

Please read overview for additional information.

To submit a bid, complete the application linked below by August 30, 2022 September 2, 2022, that demonstrates your organization’s eligibility and capacity to allocate time and effort to participate in all project activities. A deliverable-based contract with Health Research, Inc. will be awarded to the successful bidders.
The application must be completed to be considered for funding. The application will be available from July 15, 2022, until August 30, 2022 September 2, 2022. To submit your application please go to  

Bidders may submit questions to no later than July 29, 2022 August 12, 2022, email subject line should read: “COVID-19 Health Disparities Small Wellness Award.” All entities receiving the bid request will also receive the questions and answers. Answers will be provided on or around August 5 19, 2022.

Public Health Essentials Mini Bid Overview (PDF)

Public Health Essentials Questions and Answers Training and Development (PDF)
Public Health Essentials – Completing the Application Tutorial (PDF)
Public Health Essentials – Organization Registration Tutorial (PDF)