Deadline to Apply: August 17, 2021
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Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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This opportunity provides funding to local public health agencies and other organizations to establish partnerships with community stakeholders, such as minority-serving or other advocacy organizations, to increase confidence in the use of vaccines by the public, healthcare providers, and policymakers. Partnerships will work to plan, implement, and evaluate evidence-based practices and develop novel approaches to increase vaccine confidence among populations with low vaccination rates, including African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, residents in rural communities, medical assistants, immigrant and refugee communities, young adults, and adolescents. The initiative is intended to support local vaccination efforts and help communities respond to and prevent COVID-19 and other vaccine preventable diseases.
- Identify local communities with low vaccination rates and lagging vaccine confidence and determine the scale of the problem and the causes for the lack of vaccine confidence
- Plan and implement targeted community interventions to increase vaccine confidence and the number of people willing to be vaccinated
- Evaluate intervention outcomes qualitatively and quantitatively to determine its value and how it may be used in similar communities
Additional information on project strategies, short-, intermediate-, and long-term outcomes are available in the funding announcement on the program website.
Public or private nonprofit entities, including state and local governments, faith-based organizations, and American Indian and Alaska Native organizations, are eligible to apply.
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of Funding:
Award ceiling: $125,000 per year
Project period: Up to 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 6-8
Estimated total program funding: $750,000
Links to the full announcement and the online application process are available through grants.gov.