Grant Opportunities

$20,000 available for Mini Grants to Increase COVID-19 Vaccination Uptake – US

$20,000 available for Mini Grants to Increase COVID-19 Vaccination Uptake – US

Deadline: 1-Oct-21

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is offering $20,000 in Keeping the Communities Healthy mini grants to encourage Kentuckians to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

The grants are intended for rapid deployment for organizations to create new or expand on existing COVID-19 vaccination efforts.

The purpose of the Keeping the Communities Healthy mini grants is to provide support to eligible nonprofit and governmental organizations working to increase COVID-19 vaccination uptake in counties with low vaccination rates.

As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has declared, COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective:

COVID-19 vaccines were developed using science that has been around for decades.
COVID-19 vaccines are not experimental. They went through all the required stages of clinical trials. Extensive testing and monitoring have shown that these vaccines are safe and effective.
COVID-19 vaccines have received and continue to undergo the most intensive safety monitoring in US history.
Funding Information

The Foundation will award approximately 10 grants of up to $ 2,000 each.

Some examples of how the mini-grant funds could be used include:

Communicating about vaccine availability and education using local radio stations and media, social media platforms, signs, posters, educational videos, PSAs, etc.
Training to trusted community members to conduct in person outreach to raise awareness about the vaccines and help individuals sign up for appointments.
Support community health workers, Promotores, navigators, FRYSCs, Cooperative Extension agents, social workers and others who can include vaccine education and outreach as part of their work with community members.
Identify people in the community who can perform bilingual health outreach for community members who are non-English speakers so they can get information they need to get a free vaccination.
Schools can inform parents through their communication channels about the dates and places of COVID-19 vaccination events or on-going clinics and help parents register their child and themselves for a vaccination appointment.
Eligibility Criteria

The Keeping the Communities Healthy mini grants are open to Kentucky based nonprofit and governmental organizations, such as local health departments, community-based organizations, community health centers, schools, libraries, faith centers, local civic groups and other local organizations working in Kentucky counties which have the lowest COVID-19 vaccination rates, under 35 percent.
Eligible counties include: Ballard, Carlisle, Casey, Christian, Clay, Clinton, Cumberland, Crittenden, Edmonson, Elliott, Fulton, Hart, Hickman, Jackson, Knox, Lewis, Martin, McCreary, Metcalf e, Owen, Robertson, Rockcastle, Spencer, Todd, Trimble, and Union.
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