CDC, NACCHO Launch RFP for Suicide, Overdose, and ACEs Prevention

With support from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) recently announced a new funding opportunity intended to support local health departments build and sustain capacity to address the intersection of suicide, overdose, and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).

The funding opportunity provides awardees with one-on-one technical assistance to help local health departments translate their results from the newly developed Suicide, Overdose, and Adverse Childhood Experiences Prevention Capacity Assessment Tool (SPACECAT) into actionable guidance. The SPACECAT tool assesses agency capacity across the three domains to help departments identify crosscutting strengths, needs, and gaps in prevention strategies.

NACCHO will award up to 10 local health departments, providing up to $20,000 each for the funding opportunity. All interested applicants must complete the SPACECAT tool and include assessment results as a part of their application package.

Applications are due February 18, 2022, and are accessible through the NACCHO portal. Questions should be directed