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Procurement and Grant Opportunities

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410-876-4963

Procurement services includes Request for Proposals (RFPs) and Invitation for Bids (IFBs). We also offer some grant opportunities for the public. Please call Carol Wilson at 410-876-4963 or check this web page regularly for currently available opportunities. 

 

Alert: Postcard Disguised as Official OCR Communication

August 6, 2020

OCR has been made aware of postcards being sent to health care organizations disguised as official OCR communications, claiming to be notices of a mandatory HIPAA compliance risk assessment.  The postcards have a Washington, D.C. return address, and the sender uses the title “Secretary of Compliance, HIPAA Compliance Division.” The postcard is addressed to the health care organization’s HIPAA compliance officer and prompts recipients to visit a URL, call, or email to take immediate action on a HIPAA Risk Assessment.  The link directs individuals to a non-governmental website marketing consulting services.

The postcard below is not from HHS/OCR.

HIPAA covered entities and business associates should alert their workforce members to this misleading communication.  This communication is from a private entity – it is NOT an HHS/OCR communication.  Covered entities and business associates can verify that a communication is from OCR by looking for the OCR address or email address on any communication that purports to be from OCR.  The addresses for OCR’s HQ and Regional Offices are available on the OCR website at https://www.hhs.gov/ocr/about-us/contact-us/index.html, and all OCR email addresses will end in @hhs.gov.  If organizations have additional questions or concerns, please send an email to: OCRMail@hhs.gov.

Suspected incidents of individuals posing as federal law enforcement should be reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

 

Procurement Opportunities

Carroll County Health Department (CCHD) -Community Health Nurse – COVID Response

This position will be as a temporary Registered Nurse consultant from August 2020 through December 31, 2020 and will not involve any benefits, including time off and health insurance coverage. Consultant will need to independently manage all payment of taxes and carry their own liability insurance during the term of the contract.

Working Hours have been designated from 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday with potential for evening and weekend hours. This position is not a remote work position, work will be performed in the office, and work space and needed equipment to perform duties will be provided.

The pay rate ranges from $28-30/hour paid on a weekly basis upon submission of an approved invoice.

Job Duties:

  • The Community Health Nurse shall coordinate Community testing for the CCHD.
  • Provide COVID testing to individuals at the CCHD testing sites and agencies unable to perform testing.
  • Schedule staff to work the testing sites
  • Coordinate with Community agencies for COVID testing.
  • Perform other COVID related duties as necessary.

Education and experience:  

Education:   A Bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited college or university.

Experience: None.

Notes:

  1. Candidates may substitute a bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited college or university and one year of experience as a Registered Nurse for the required education.
  2. Candidates may substitute two years of experience as a Registered Nurse for the required education.
  3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Nursing classification or Nursing or Health Care Specialist specialty codes in the Nursing field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.  

Licenses, Registrations and Certifications:  

  1. Candidates for positions in this classification must possess a current license as a Registered Nurse from the Maryland State Board of Nursing, 4140 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215.

All interested individuals should send a letter of interest, their resume, Certificate of Insurance and Proof of Licensure to carol.wilson@maryland.gov or call 410-876-4963, with any questions regarding this position.

 

Grant Opportunities

CARES Act Funding

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides for payments to state, local, and tribal governments through the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF), to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. Carroll County, through the Carroll County Health Department, has received a CRF allocation and will work together with the Carroll County Government to process and approve funding applications.

CRF funds allow reimbursement for specific, approved expenditures by local agencies, non-profits, long-term care facilities, and businesses. The grant will reimburse medical and public health expenditures and projected expenditures related to COVID-19 for the period March 1 – December 30, 2020 and includes any unbudgeted expenses to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Examples of eligible expenditures include testing, emergency medical response, staffing, temporary medical facilities, telemedicine capacity, and medical and protective supplies. Expenditures must not be accounted for or reimbursed by another budget or funding source.

Highest priorities are related to Governor Hogan’s Roadmap to Recovery plan and include personal protective equipment, expanded testing capacity for COVID-19, and contact tracing; secondary priorities to prevent and control the spread of COVID-19 and tertiary priorities related to direct patient care costs will also be considered.

Applicants must submit documentation to the Carroll County Health Department to request reimbursement for COVID-19 response-related expenses. The minimum request is $1000.  All applications will be reviewed and approved by a local committee, with precedence given to applicants who meet the established priorities. 

For additional information and application documents, please visit https://carrollcountymd.gov/caresact

If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, please contact Donna Buchanan, Fiscal Account Technician Supervisor, at the Carroll County Health Department, at  donna.buchanan@maryland.gov or 410-876-4831.