The American Nurses Association (ANA) was awarded funding from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through Project Firstline to provide education and training focused on infection prevention and control (IPC). Project Firstline is a collaboration between the CDC and a diverse group of national organizations, academic health centers, and public health partners. The goal of Project Firstline is to educate all six million US health care workers with a foundational understanding of IPC to protect the nation from infectious disease threats, such as COVID-19.
Through this sub-grant award, the ANA is offering partner organizations in the United States and US Territories up to $10,000 to support efforts towards dissemination of IPC education and training using Project Firstline curriculum. The sub-grant will have a term of one year from the date of signing. These awards will support proposed educational activities across the requirements outlined. Training and technical support will be provided by the ANA throughout the duration of the sub-grant.
Applicant Requirements and Processes:
- Must be a nursing association or organization within the United States and US Territories.
- Provide educational opportunities using Project Firstline curriculum. Methodologies should be based on evidence-based practice.
- Application will include a proposed IPC-related workplan that addresses each of the following categories:
- Resources & Infrastructure: Development of basic organizational structures for the operation and dissemination of IPC education. Examples include development or addition of a newsletter or website subpage where participants can be directed for the latest information and event news and connect with ANA Project Firstline campaigns.
- Engagement: Involve and interact with stakeholders to ensure the various aspects of your nursing community are being included in ongoing IPC education efforts.
- Nursing Education: Distribute and facilitate relevant content for nurses to advance their knowledge around IPC best practices.
- Evaluation: Monitor initiatives to determine success in established metrics such as reach and knowledge improvement.
- Community Education (Optional): Use the nursing platform to engage and educate healthcare consumers and their families on IPC best practices.
- Participate in virtual meetings with the ANA staff team for a minimum of one hour per month. Any additional time requirements will be determined in collaboration with applicant.
- Submit monthly progress reports following template that will be provided to highlight via bullets or narratives the activities taking place and plans in development. (See Appendix A. Estimate one hour per month to complete.)
- Application will include budget request and budget narrative.
- Please note that all ANA Project Firstline content is free and available to ALL nurses and healthcare workers in the United States.
- Complete and submit the application by July 31, 2021
- Chapters will be notified of the decision for award within 30 days of application submission.
- This sub-grant award is subject to the successful applicant signing certifications regarding Lobbying and Debarment, Suspension, and Other Responsibility Matters, (see Appendix B).
- If awarded the sub-grant, the successful applicant must execute an agreement subject to the applicable terms and conditions of Federal Award No. 6NU38OT000282-02-0 and Subaward No. 85115-ANA.
Questions? Please contact:
Q&A Info Sessions:
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 2pm ET
Launch: May 2021
Letter of Intent to Reply by June 30, 2021
Accepting Applications: June-July 2021
Review of Applications: July-August 2021
Announcement of Award*: July-August 2021
*Awards will be ongoing and are not limited to initial application time period stated.
ANA Project Firstline requests that any organizations interested in applying for funding first submit a Letter of Intent to Apply no later than June 30, 2021 to ProjectFirstline@ana.org.
Funding application proposals are due by July 31, 2021 but will be reviewed on a rolling basis. To submit your application, please complete the PDF form electronically and use the "Save As" button at the bottom of this document to save a copy to your device when all responses are complete. Then, be sure to click the "Submit" button at the bottom of this document and attach your saved PDF file when prompted to do so.
Project Firstline is a national collaborative led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide infection control training and education to frontline healthcare workers and public health personnel. American Nurses Association is proud to partner with the American Academy of Pediatrics and Project Firstline, as supported through Cooperative Agreement CDC-RFA-OT18-1802. CDC is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
This project is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $1,000,000 with 100 percent funded by CDC/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.
The Project Firstline program is a national training collaborative led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in partnership with ANA and the American Academy of Pediatrics, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity.
Want to learn more about Project Firstline? Contact ProjectFirstline@ana.org
Project Firstline is a national collaborative led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide infection control training and education to frontline health care workers and public health personnel. ANA is proud to partner with Project Firstline, as supported through Cooperative Agreement CDC-RFA-OT18-1802. CDC is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this webpage do not necessarily represent the policies of CDC or HHS and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.
As a key partner in this initiative, ANA is pleased to help bring critical training opportunities and resources to better equip all nurses with the tools necessary to provide optimal patient care in a safe environment. Placement of content on this website is not an endorsement of the source nor of any particular product or service, nor should it be construed as a statement that the source, or its products or services, are superior to those of any others. ANA and/or Project Firstline may not be the primary source of the content on this website. While we make every effort to provide up-to-date relevant content, resources or information may not have been updated yet to include recent changes, new findings, recommendations, or protocols.
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