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Meagan Doran
16:54
Yes. We are recording.
Kevin Church
17:19
yes
Kathy Deffer
19:28
Link for NACCHO's MRC Funding Opportunities page: http://www.naccho.org/programs/public-health-preparedness/medical-reserve-corps/mrc-awards
Savannah Usher, PCDOH
23:43
I see that you can check all that apply for the RISE categories; are there limitations on the number of categories for each tier of award or can all tiers select more than 1 category?
Terry Carter
25:03
We have a team working on the application. Does this system allow more than one user to work collaboratively on the application or can one 1 person from the team be the official data entry person?
Kathy Deffer
25:03
No, there is not a limit on the number of categories. You can choose between 1 - 4
Kathy Deffer
26:09
If you want to work collaboratively, we recommend using a shared email such as your unit MRC email.
Savannah Usher, PCDOH
27:06
excellent. very helpful. Thank you!
Kathy Deffer
27:08
The shared email will have to be set up as a My NACCHO account, just like individual would have to set up a My NACCHO account.
Kevin Church
28:22
Who should sign the Non-Debarment and W9?
Meagan Doran
28:40
Contact us at mrc@naccho.org
Kathy Deffer
29:38
The Non-debarment should be signed by the signatory authority. The W-9 should be signed by the appropriate person within your accounting/finance team or person in authority to sign it.
Kevin Church
29:55
Thank you.
khpatel@naccho.org
30:00
Contact us here: mrc@naccho.org
Brian Brown
35:46
If the sample closely aligns with what we at our program want to accomplish, is it appropriate to use the framework of the sample with minor edits to fit our particular plans?
khpatel@naccho.org
39:22
MRC Funding Opportunities Website: https://www.naccho.org/programs/public-health-preparedness/medical-reserve-corps/mrc-awards
Kathy Deffer
39:55
Yes, you can use our example to help build out your goals and objectives and personalize for your unit or state.
Katie Scott
48:32
What is the spend by date? June 2023, right?
Katie Scott
50:02
Does it have to be directly COVID ops related or can it be more along the lines of recovery fromCOVID? I.e our MRC helped during COVID but we did not get to do regular recruitment, management so we have low volunteer numbers and outdated background screens.
Kathy Deffer
50:08
Budget planning period is 1 December 2022 through September 15, 2022.
khpatel@naccho.org
50:45
September 15, 2023*
Savannah Usher, PCDOH
50:46
what is the monetary threshold that requires us to provide a scope of work?
Kathy Deffer
50:46
Your budget items can include COVID recovery efforts
Savannah Usher, PCDOH
51:06
or do all items listed in the budget require a scope of work?
Rosemary Alpert
51:57
Can our unit apply even if our first round RISE budget has not been finally approved?
Beate Ankjaer-Jensen
52:44
If state employee is doing the work, do we still put the salary in the budget?
Katie Scott
53:00
Our DOH requires us to submit approval from our central office which could take 4-6 weeks. 😩. We just learned about this opp. If we applied and didn’t get approved from DOH central office and naccho decided to award it to us, could we turn it down last minute?
Kathy Deffer
53:26
For SOW's - We recommend that you include a proposed list of deliverables associated with any consultant fees along with estimated costs. We will let you know if we need to have supporting documentation to support the consulting fees.
khpatel@naccho.org
53:28
For those who received awards during the first round, we recommend that you wait for further instructions. Round 1 awardees will only be eligible for Round 2 if there are any unallocated funds left!
Beate Ankjaer-Jensen
53:45
What if our main cost is for equipment only, is that ok? Or do we have to fill sustain, respond etc?
Kathy Deffer
54:41
Katie - yes, we encourage you to apply. We will announce notice of awards on October 7, but it is not binding if you need to withdraw.
Savannah Usher, PCDOH
54:55
so if wearable items with brand on them are to be considered a uniform for all mrc volunteers, that can not be covered in this award?
khpatel@naccho.org
55:50
Savannah- Items that can be issued for deployment or other MRC activities and returned for reuse are allowable.An example are safety vests, which can be customized to show the MRC logo. Non-returnable itemssuch as t-shirts are not considered allowable
Katie Scott
56:02
Is the money only awardeed to the MRC host? Is the money issued as a check or based on reimbursement of spending of funds?
Katie Scott
56:45
Thank you Kathy!
Kathy Deffer
56:47
Allowable Wearable items only include items that can be issued for deployment/activities and then returned upon completion of the activity.
Savannah Usher, PCDOH
56:52
ok. so if were to plan on purchasing all-wethater jackets to be used in the event of sever weather, as long as volunteers returned them, that would be permissible?
joanne Hobbick
57:15
What if your grant is statewide and the 'system' you are developing is to be replicated statewide. For example, One POD Tent and supplies in four regions.
Kathy Deffer
57:53
All weather jackets/items that are retained by the unit as unit supplies are allowed.
Rosemary Alpert
59:06
Are RISE budget requirements the same for Round 2?
Kathy Deffer
59:06
The award is broken down into three payments and checks are made out to the sponsoring agency since the contract is aligned with them as the SAM.gov entity.
Savannah Usher, PCDOH
59:32
ok. that's clear. thank you
Beate Ankjaer-Jensen
59:49
How do we know if it is an approved vendor?
Katie Scott
01:00:28
So a 501c3 could not accept for us? It must be the host agency?
Katie Scott
01:00:51
As in the 501c3 is a partner with us.
Katie Scott
01:00:55
Not the host.
Bob Carroll
01:01:21
Do we need to obtain exact quotes or can it be listed amounts on a approved vendor's website?
khpatel@naccho.org
01:02:19
Beate- For approved IT companies, refer to page 24 on the RFA: https://www.naccho.org/uploads/downloadable-resources/Programs/Public-Health-Preparedness/MRC-RISE-Awards-RFA.pdf
Mike Chambers
01:03:11
What about replacement tires for a current trailer? a decade old and has original tires.
Marsha Wild
01:04:37
To receive funding, organization needs to have 501c (3) status. Is that the MRC unit itself or can it be our supporting organization?
Kathy Deffer
01:04:45
Mike, unfortunately any vehicle/trailer maintenance costs are unallowable.
Johnny Langley
01:04:51
Will we be able to have access to these slides?
Katie Scott
01:05:42
It DOES have to have 510c3?
Mike Chambers
01:05:42
Ok thanks Kathy.
Pamela Phelps
01:05:58
Are HAM Radio and handheld units allowable?
Kathy Deffer
01:06:16
Marsha, sponsoring agencies eligible to receive funding can include non-profits, governmental agencies or organizations eligible to receive federal funding.
Savannah Usher, PCDOH
01:06:53
question regarding the 5,000 max. If we are intending to purchase new technologies (ie. laptops and tablets) for use at PODs, etc - are the laptops capped at 5,000 each system (ie. laptop, and softwares by each laptop) or all laptops can't surpass 5000?
Savannah Usher, PCDOH
01:07:05
i'm struggling to type that out.
Kathy Deffer
01:07:12
Pamela, yes handheld radios are allowable as long as they don't reach the equipment threshold.
Kevin Church
01:07:38
Thanks for the information. It was very helpful.
Pamela Phelps
01:08:23
Still are Amateur Radio Base Radio (HAM Radio )allowable?
haley Elkins
01:09:49
Was it said that Health Departments as housing organizations are not allowed to apply for the grant?
Akosua Ntiamoah
01:09:57
Amateur radio is allowable as long as it is not over 5K equipment threshold.
Kelsey Thurman
01:11:56
Can you put in the chat the where I can find the allowable items for the grant to ask for?
Meagan Doran
01:12:50
Hi Kelsey, Appendix F in the RFA.
khpatel@naccho.org
01:13:05
Kelsey- https://www.naccho.org/uploads/downloadable-resources/Programs/Public-Health-Preparedness/MRC-RISE-Awards-RFA.pdf (Refer to Appendix F, Page 20)
Velda Handler
01:13:33
What is the general statement about equipment and supplies Vendors being "approved?" Is it only laptops, computers, software, phones, etc. Or beyond that. Thank You
Kevin Church
01:16:22
I was able to download an attachment .. attachment II List of Approved Electronic Devices
Rosemary Alpert
01:17:25
Do you have any updates on extension of Round 1?
Melissa Dredge
01:18:35
Thank you for the presentation.
Beate Ankjaer-Jensen
01:19:03
Thank you
Rosemary Alpert
01:19:06
Thank you
Bob Carroll
01:19:47
Thanks!
Velda Handler
01:20:01
Thank YOu!!
Savannah Usher, PCDOH
01:20:05
Thank you!
Kelsey Thurman
01:20:06
thank you
Johnny Langley
01:20:10
Thank you very much!!!
Kevin Church
01:20:18
✌️
Kathy Deffer
01:20:30
Thanks everyone!