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ANA Project Firstline Seeks Proposals from Partner Organizations to Support IPC Education and Training Dissemination Efforts

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 November 22, 2022
  • Chapters will be notified of the decision for award within 30 days of application submission.
Other Requirements:
  • 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.

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Q&A Info Sessions:

Monday, October 24, 2022 1pm-2pm ET Register Here

Tuesday November 1, 2022 11am-12pm ET Register Here



Launch: December 2022

Letter of Intent to Apply by November 1, 2022

Accepting Applications: October 15, 2022- November 22, 2022

Review of Applications: November 22, 2022- December 1, 2022

Announcement of Award: December 1, 2022



ANA Project Firstline requests that any organizations interested in applying for funding first submit a Letter of Intent to Apply no later than November 22, 2022 to

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.

2021-2022 Dissemination Partners

The American Nurses Association (ANA) collaborated with 14 Partner Organizations to successfully support and expand dissemination of Project Firstline Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) resources, ensuring front-line nurses and health care workers stayed up to date with the latest information.

ANA Project Firstline’s focus is the development and distribution of engaging IPC content and resources created for nurses, by nurses. Selected partner organizations used grant funding to support IPC training and education following the Project Firstline curriculum. Thank you to all of our great partners.

American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA)

ANA Midwest Multistate Division

Arkansas  |  Kansas  |  Missouri  |  Nebraska

ANA New York (ANA-NY)

Association for Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)

Garnet Health

Lambda Eta Chapter, Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc.

Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center

National Association of Indian Nurses of America (NAINA)

New Hampshire Nurses Association (NHNA)

North Carolina Nurses Association (NCNA)

Nurses Association of the Counties of Long Island (NACLI)/New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)

University of Louisiana at Lafayette, College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions

University of South Florida College of Nursing

University of West Georgia, Tanner Health System School of Nursing


The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the need for a unified and standardized approach to infection control measures. Project Firstline provides core web-based training with COVID-19 specific knowledge about germ transmission and infection prevention and control. Using resources allocated to CDC by Congress, Project Firstline will invest $180 million over 2 years to reach all health care workers, communities, and settings by engaging numerous national organizations and associations. ANA collaborates with partner organizations at the national, state, and local levels to provide nurses timely access to ongoing foundational and practical IPC knowledge and resources through engaging web-based training, easy to access toolkits, and on-going tele-mentorship.

Nurses can access training toolkits that include printable training guides, factsheets, and communication tools that cover strategies for communication of IPC policies, and IPC actions to talk with co-workers, patients, and families at



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