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Grants to North Carolina Nonprofits and Agencies to
Provide Services to Individuals with Sickle Cell Disease

Provide Care Coordination, Counseling and Education Services to Sickle Cell Clients, Families and Communities in Select North Carolina Counties for FY 2023-2025

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North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) - Division of Public Health (DPH) - Women’s Health Section - Women’s Health Branch

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01/25/22 5:00 PM


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Grants to North Carolina nonprofit organizations, government agencies, health departments, and health centers in eligible counties to provide services to individuals with sickle cell disease and their families. The purpose of the program is to enhance the quality of life of those living with sickle cell disease. Eligible applicants must provide services in the following counties: Alamance, Carteret, Caswell, Craven, Cumberland, Forsyth, Greene, Guilford, Harnett, Hoke, Jones, Lenoir, Mecklenburg, Onslow, Pamlico, Randolph, Robeson, Rockingham, and Wayne counties.

The North Carolina Sickle Cell Syndrome Program (NCSCSP) provides a holistic approach in caring for persons living with sickle cell disease, sickle cell trait and related blood disorders. Care coordination and clinical care are core services offered by the program. Sickle cell trait counseling is also provided to individuals with sickle cell trait or a related trait. In addition, education is provided to school personnel, health professionals, employers, and the general public to help them become more knowledgeable about sickle cell disease, sickle cell trait and related blood disorders. Services are provided through a team of regionally based Sickle Cell Educator Counselors employed by the Division of Public Health, community-based organization staff and specialists and other personnel at comprehensive sickle cell medical centers. The NCSCSP is administered by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Women’s and Children’s Health Section, Women’s Health BranchPreconception Health and Family Support Unit. The NCSCSP provides services to infants, children, adolescents, and adults.

This Request For Applications (RFA) will award funding for care coordination, education, and genetic/ sickle cell trait counseling services to individuals and their families with sickle cell disease, sickle cell trait or related blood disorders residing in 19 North Carolina counties during Fiscal Years 2023-2025. 

The goal of the NCSCSP is to promote the health and well-being of persons with sickle cell disease through the reduction of morbidity and mortality and to bring heightened awareness of the disease and its complications to the general public.

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GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 166983

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Grant awards will range from $151,770 to $1,073,738 annually.

Term of Contract:

The initial contract will be from June 1, 2022, through May 31, 2023. Contracts will be issued for two additional years as follows: Year 2: June 1, 2023, through May 31, 2024, and Year 3: June 1, 2024, through May 31, 2025.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The NCSCSP is seeking applications from organizations to offer services in local communities to individuals with sickle cell disease, sickle cell trait and related blood disorders within the 19-county program area. Public agencies, non-profit organizations, local health departments, area health education centers and federally qualified health centers that provide services in one or more counties in the priority region(s) are eligible to apply for funds under this RFA. Applicants must be in good standing with the State of North Carolina (i.e., no overdue tax debts, no disbarments or program performance concerns, etc.) at the time of application.

Potential applicants should consider whether their agency has the capacity to administer the state grant funds if awarded. Recipients of state funds are expected to have established written agency policies including personnel, financial accounting, management of subcontractors and related procedures.

Pre-proposal Conference:

All prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to attend a Bidder's Conference/Microsoft Teams meeting on 1/6/2022 from 10:30am to 12 Noon. To participate, please send an email stating your intention to participate in the Microsoft Teams Meeting to Kimberly Leathers at the email address listed below on or before 5:00 pm on January 4, 2022.

Pre-Application Information:

- 12/20/2021: Request for Applications released to eligible applicants.
- 1/6/2022: Bidder’s Conference /Microsoft Teams Meeting
- 1/10/2022: End of Q&A period. All questions due in writing by 5pm.
- 1/14/2022: Answers to Questions released to all applicants, as an addendum to the RFA.
- 1/25/2022: Applications due by 5pm.
- 2/3/2022: Successful applicants will be notified.
- 6/1/2022: Proposed Contract start date.

Applicants that have not previously received or successfully administered state funds should consult the North Carolina Sickle Cell Program Education Consultant to determine if their agency has the internal policies and procedures in place to administer a state grant at this time.

Funds to grantees will be disbursed on a cost reimbursement basis only.

Written questions concerning the specifications in this Request for Applications will be received until close of business on 1/10/2022.

As an addendum to this RFA, a summary of all questions will be posted on and by 1/14/2022.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applicants may submit an electronic copy of the signed application and all attachments to

Send all applications directly to the funding agency address as indicated below:

Mailing Address:
Kimberly H. Leathers
NC Sickle Cell Syndrome Program
NC DHHS-Division of Public Health
1929 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1929

Street/Hand Delivery Address:
Kimberly H. Leathers
NC Sickle Cell Syndrome Program
NC DHHS- Division of Public Health
5601 Six Forks Road, Building 2- 2nd floor
Raleigh, NC 27609-3711

Direct all inquiries concerning this RFA to:
Kimberly H. Leathers, 919-707-5716 (office) or 919-219-0157 (cell)

Funding or Pin Number:

RFA # A396

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: North Carolina: Alamance, Carteret, Caswell, Craven, Cumberland, Forsyth, Greene, Guilford, Harnett, Hoke, Jones, Lenoir, Mecklenburg, Onslow, Pamlico, Randolph, Robeson, Rockingham, and Wayne counties

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