County of Camden, New Jersey
Public Health and Healthcare Provider
Coronavirus Relief Fund Program
Notice of Funding Opportunity
Take notice that the County of Camden, New Jersey (“County”) will receive grant proposals from eligible public health organizations and healthcare providers (“organizations”) through November 30, 2021 at 5:00pm under its Public Health and Healthcare Provider Coronavirus Relief Fund Program (“Program”). The Program was established by the Camden County Board of County Commissioners on September 23, 2021 pursuant to Resolution #65. The County will award relief funds under the Program to eligible organizations who are critical to the County’s public health response and healthcare infrastructure. Organizations must meet all Program criteria and requirements, including, but not limited to, having a physical service address within the geographic boundaries of the County and demonstrating an impact caused by the COVID-19 public health emergency.
The primary objective of relief funds under this Program is to support urgent COVID-19 response efforts and address systemic public health and economic challenges. Funds under this Program may be applied: (i) retroactively as reimbursement of eligible expenditures incurred during the COVID-19 public health emergency from March 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021; (ii) prospectively as reimbursement of eligible expenditures incurred during the COVID-19 public health emergency from October 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022; or (iii) prospectively to enhance existing programs and services for the period October 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.
Only written responses will be accepted at the below mailing address or email address by the prevailing date and time: November 30, 2021 by 5:00pm.
The County is not responsible for late submissions, incomplete submissions, and submissions that do not meet all terms and conditions of the Program. Responses must adhere to the prescribed format. Written responses, questions and inquiries about this Program shall be directed in writing to the Camden County Department of Finance:
David McPeak, CFO/County Treasurer
520 Market Street
Camden NJ 08102
The County promotes equity and inclusion and encourages all eligible organizations to participate in this opportunity. Applicants who require language assistance services may contact the County at the above address or by calling (856) 225-5383.
This notice will be published on the County’s website: www.camdencounty.com.
A. FULL NAME OF PROGRAM
Camden County Public Health and Healthcare Provider Coronavirus Relief Fund Program (hereinafter referred to as the “Program”).
B. PROGRAM TYPE AND AWARDS
Discretionary, Single Source, Sole Source and Urgent Grant Program. Grants will be awarded to selected organizations to accomplish the objectives of the Program. The County will exercise its sole and best judgement to determine which organizations shall be selected for grant awards. Grant awards will be determined based on need, priorities of the County, assessment of the organization’s response, and availability of funds. The County makes no guarantee that it will fund any organization under this Program or the amount of grant funds that will be awarded.
C. NATURE AND PURPOSE
The County received funds from the United States Department of Treasury in connection with the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (“SLFRF”) program under the American Rescue Plan Act (“ARPA”). The County dedicated a portion of its SLFRF funds consistent with Federal requirements to establish this Program.
The primary objective of relief funds under this Program is to support urgent COVID-19 response efforts and address systemic public health and economic challenges. Organizations are required to demonstrate how their existing programs meet this objective.
This Program will award grant funds to organizations who meet all Program criteria and requirements. Organizations must have a physical service address within the geographic boundaries of the County. Organizations are also required to demonstrate an impact caused by the COVID-19 public health emergency.
D. ELIGIBLE USES OF FUNDS
Funds under this Program may be applied: (i) retroactively as reimbursement of eligible expenditures incurred during the COVID-19 public health emergency from March 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021; (ii) prospectively as reimbursement of eligible expenditures incurred during the COVID-19 public health emergency from October 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022; or (iii) prospectively to enhance existing programs and services for the period October 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.
Eligible organizations may apply for grant funds under any of the following primary program, service and expenditure categories:
- Expenditures related to COVID–19 vaccination programs and sites, including staffing, acquisition of equipment or supplies, facilities costs, and information technology or other administrative expenses;
- COVID–19-related expenditures of public hospitals, clinics, and similar facilities;
- COVID–19 related expenditures in congregate living facilities, including skilled nursing facilities, long-term care facilities, incarceration settings, homeless shelters, residential foster care facilities, residential behavioral health treatment, and other group living facilities;
- Expenditures of establishing temporary public medical facilities and other measures to increase COVID–19 treatment capacity, including related construction costs and other capital investments in public facilities to meet COVID–19-related operational needs;
- Costs of providing COVID–19 testing and monitoring, contact tracing, and monitoring of case trends and genomic sequencing for variants;
- Emergency medical response expenditures, including emergency medical transportation, related to COVID–19;
- Expenditures for establishing and operating public telemedicine capabilities for COVID–19-related treatment;
- Expenditures for communication related to COVID–19 vaccination programs and communication or enforcement by recipients of public health orders related to COVID–19;
- Expenditures for acquisition and distribution of medical and protective supplies, including sanitizing products and personal protective equipment;
- Expenditures for disinfection of public areas and other facilities in response to the COVID–19 public health emergency;
- Expenditures for technical assistance to local authorities or other entities on mitigation of COVID–19-related threats to public health and safety;
- Expenditures for quarantining or isolation of individuals;
- Expenditures for treatment of the long-term symptoms or effects of COVID–19, including post-intensive care syndrome;
- Expenditures for the improvement of ventilation systems in congregate settings, public health facilities, or other public facilities;
- Expenditures related to establishing or enhancing public health data systems; and
- Mental health treatment, substance misuse treatment, and other behavioral health services.
The following expenditures are ineligible under this Program:
- Any expenditure incurred prior to March 1, 2020.
- Any expenditure incurred to support locations operating outside of the County.
- Any expenditure covered or reimbursed by another funding source.
- Replenishment of contingency funds to offset unknown future expenditures.
- Cash assistance, subsidies, debit cards and other similar benefits that may be issued to employees of the organization or its beneficiaries.
- Expenditures related to the organization’s fundraising efforts.
- Taxes, including sales tax on goods and services.
- Political contributions.
- Indirect costs.
- Expenditures that are used as required matching funds for other Programs.
- Damages covered by insurance.
- Reimbursement to donors for donated items or services.
- Workforce bonuses.
- Severance pay.
- Legal settlements.
E. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Additional Submission Requirements:
- All organizations must complete an Information Sheet and Certification.
- All organizations must submit a detailed budget form.
Additional Award Requirements:
- Successful organizations must execute an Agreement with the County.
- Successful organizations who request prospective funds must file periodic budget reports demonstrating use of funds. Any unspent funds must be returned to the County.
F. RESPONSE FORMAT
All responses shall adhere to the following format:
- Cover Page
- Name of Organization.
- Service Address of Organization (must be within the County).
- Name, Title and Telephone Number of Contact Person.
- Name and Address of Parent Company, if applicable.
- Executive Summary
- Identify organization type.
- Description of organization’s core activities and identify how your organization meets the objective of this Program.
- Identify the number of years your organization has served the Camden County community.
- Identify if your organization is focused on serving low- and moderate-income persons or if your organization is located within a Qualified Census Tract (QCT) or Federally recognized Opportunity Zone.
- Description of current sources of funding and identify primary/largest funding source.
- Identify if your organization has ever received funds from the County. If so, identify the amount, purpose and the date your organization last received funds.
- Description of COVID-19 Impact on Your Organization
- Identify if your organization was subject to required closure and how COVID-19 related curfews, mask mandates, social distancing mandates, and other requirements and restrictions impacted the operation of your organization.
- Identify if your organization was deemed essential, if you provided an essential service, and/or if you generally conducted operations throughout the public health emergency.
- Identify if your organization provides health or support services that are critical to the County’s public health and safety response.
- Budget Narrative
- Provide a brief summary and identify the total amount of grant funds requested by your organization.
- Identify salary and other expenditures for each primary expenditure category(s), as listed above, that is applicable to your organization.
- Provide a listing of all other local, State and/or Federal COVID-19 relief funds received to date.
- Forms and Attachments:
- Program Attestation Form
- Program Budget Form