Vaccine Outreach Grant Deadline Quickly Approaching
State providing a ‘webinar’ to help applicants learn the process
Pennsylvania has made great strides in getting people vaccinated to end the COVID-19 pandemic. While two-thirds of the total population is at least partially vaccinated, communities of color are lagging far behind.
Whether its disinformation, distrust or disconnection from health providers, rates of vaccination in some majority minority neighborhoods are half that of the city and state at large.
To combat this reluctance, the state is making grants available to community organizations to help fight disinformation and spread the word about the importance of vaccinations.
The $5 million COVID-19 Vaccine Outreach Grant Program is available to eligible organizations, including non-profits, child care, and educational institutions. The program will provide grants from $10,000 up to $100,000 to support proactive, targeted outreach efforts such as sponsorship of vaccine-related community events, equipment rental to assist with setting vaccine appointments, local media buys, creation of outreach and training materials and more.
But these groups must act quickly. The deadline to apply (Nov. 1) is less than a week away.
If you want to know more about eligibility or how to apply, the state Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has a webinar to help you learn about the process. Click here to sign up to see the webinar.