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Comparison of 2 RFAs for GIS Capacity Building
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NACDD, in collaboration with CDC and CEHI at Rice University, will be releasing 2 RFAs that address GIS capacity building in State Health Departments (SHD) for chronic disease prevention.

This table outlines the major components and important dates for each of the RFAs.  

   Standard GIS Training
  Advanced GIS Training
 GIS Level

  Novice    Intermediate/Advanced
 Format   3 trainings at Rice University
  Each training will be 2.5 days
  Monthly conference calls
  Weekly office hours

   1 training at Rice University
   The training will be 2.5 days
   Followed by homework & webinars
   Office hours


 Core Team*

  4 members from each selected SHD    1 or 2 members from each selected SHD
 Extended Team**

  Unlimited members     Unlimited members
 Eligible State Health
 Departments

  All    All
 Number of SHDs To Be
 Selected

  3 or 4    4 or 5
     
 Important Dates

   
 RFA Release

  September 13, 2016    Mid-late November, 2016
 Applications Due

  November 1, 2016    Late January 2017
 Notification

  November 23, 2016    Early March 2017
 Pre-training Prep

  November 22, 2016 - January 4, 2017    March-April 24, 2017
 Trainings at Rice

  January 4-6, 2017
  March 13-15, 2017
  May 22-24, 2017

   April 24-26, 2017
 End of Training
  June 30, 2017    June 30, 2017

*Core Team Members participate in all trainings and conference calls, learn GIS skills, and produce maps.

**Extended Team Members provide support, input, guidance and feedback to members of the Core Team.