Qualified Vendors Supporting COVID-19 Response Request for Applications The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services issued RFP #30-2021-DHHS-COVID 049 CHW on the State’s Interactive Purchasing System at https://www.ips.state.nc.us/IPS/deptbids.aspx. This competitive solicitation was issued for the Department to secure contracts with entities that will connect Community Health Workers with persons with COVID-related needs to appropriate resources in their community/region. NC Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities - African American Community Engagement The African American Community Engagement grants will be used to fund organizations to build awareness and support for DHHS prevention, testing, contact tracing, and isolation supports initiatives in regions of the state disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. NCDHHS has leveraged qualified vendors to support COVID-19 testing. At this time, NCDHHS is not accepting additional applications.