Hektoen Institute & CCDPH seek RFPs for the Suburban Cook County COVID-19 Contact Tracing Commu

Cook County Requests Proposals from Suburban Community-Based Organizations $5.4M available for COVID-19 outreach, education, support services and access to testing

As part of its contact tracing initiative, Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH), together with the Hektoen Institute of Medicine, released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for community-based organizations (CBOs) serving in suburban Cook County areas most affected by COVID-19. As much as $5.4M in funds will be awarded to provide contact tracing outreach, education, support services and access to testing, beginning in December.

The Suburban Cook County COVID-19 Contact Tracing Community Supports Program aims to prevent and control the spread of COVID-19 and lessen its impacts, through: • Education and outreach to priority communities and populations; • Expansion of existing programs and services that can help households isolate and quarantine, or address social and economic challenges; and • Increased availability and access to testing

All 501(c)(3) not-for-profit CBOs that can demonstrate service delivery to priority populations and/or community areas in suburban Cook County (excluding Evanston, Oak Park, Skokie and Stickney Township, which are outside CCDPH’s jurisdiction) are eligible to apply.

Priority populations include, but are not limited to: racial and ethnic minorities, foreign-born individuals, people with limited English proficiency, undocumented immigrants, people living close to or below the federal poverty line, justice-involved individuals, disconnected youth, people experiencing homelessness, people with disabilities (including deaf and hard of hearing), people who identify as LGBTQ, and older adults. Read more.

The deadline for the Suburban Cook County COVID-19 Contact Tracing Community Supports program Request for Proposals (RFP) has been extended until Friday, October 9, 2020 @ 5pm (CST). For more information and to apply, visit the Hektoen website.  Questions may be directed to Hektoen via email to: CBORFP@hektoen.org.

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