**Some programs are limited. Please read solicitations carefully and consult your Office of Research for specifics, such as limited applications through your university and internal application deadlines.**

The Natural Hazards Center (NHC)—with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Science Foundation (NSF)—is issuing a special call for proposals focused on conducting studies designed to strengthen individual and community resilience in the inhabited U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Proposals may focus on one specific territory or may offer comparisons across territories and other regions.

Proposals are invited for projects that will evaluate public health emergency preparedness interventions, programs, or tools; and/or identify factors associated with health outcomes, effectiveness criteria, or metrics within the context of community resilience. However, all proposals are required to focus on developing evidence-based practices to support one or more of the following areas:

Focus Area 1: Public Health Workforce Management
Focus Area 2: Multi-Sector Preparedness Partnerships and Coalitions
Focus Area 3: Engaging Community-Based Partners to Improve Outcomes for At-Risk Populations

Proposals may explore compound, cascading, or co-occurring disasters happening during and influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this award opportunity aims to support projects that explore a broader spectrum of natural hazard risks. Therefore, proposals focused solely on COVID-19 are not eligible. Moreover, projects are sought that use a convergence research framework that is problem-focused, solutions-based, and interdisciplinary in nature.

Application Deadline: September 30, 2021

Announcement: https://hazards.colorado.edu/research/strengthening-community-resilience-in-us-territories