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Cook County Public Health and Human Services Announces a Request for Proposals for the 2022 Public Health Fund

Aug 27, 2021 02:19PM ● By Editor

From Cook County Public Health and Human Services - August 27, 2021

Cook County Public Health and Human Services (PHHS) issues a Request for Proposals (RFP) through the Public Health Fund.  To be considered for the Public Health Fund, applicants should align their requests with goals identified through the Cook County Community Health Assessment (CHA).  Areas that align with these goals are:

  • Access to specialty medical services
  • Behavioral health
  • Safe and stable housing
  • Services for elders
  • Services for families with young children
  • Substance abuse

Cook County PHHS has statutory authority to contract with agencies to provide services that promote public health, safety, general welfare, security, prosperity, or contentment for the benefit of the community that serve a public purpose. Priority will be given to organizations that address equitable access to programs and services.

Beginning in 2018, the Cook County Board of Commissioners granted authority to the Public Health and Human Services Advisory Council to review and evaluate applications for county funding for those organizations that serve the Public Health and Human Services mission: "supporting the health, safety and well-being of our community." A subcommittee of the PHHS Advisory Committee will meet to review Public Health Fund applications and provide a recommendation of funding to the Cook County Board of Commissioners. 

There will be a virtual information session on Wednesday, September 15 to provide prospective applicants with information on the application process and a chance for agencies to ask any questions they might have about the process.  The meeting link will be posted on the Cook County website: www.co.cook.mn.us. All questions received will be posted on the Cook County Public Health website at: https://co.cook.mn.us/index.php/public-health-documents.  The application and a copy of the RFP can also be found on the website. 

Applications are due September 27, 2021. If you have any questions regarding this application or the funding process, please contact public health staff at [email protected] or by phone at (218) 387-3620.

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