Colorado COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Fund
State "Together We Protect Vaccine Equity Fund" in the subject line of email correspondence.
The Colorado COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Fund offers grants to provide outreach, education, and vaccine access to communities in Colorado that have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
COVID-19 disparity populations include:
- Communities of color
- Immigrant and refugee communities
- People with limited English proficiency and language barriers
- People with disabilities
- People experiencing homelessness and housing instability
- LGBTQ+ individuals
- People without health insurance
- Minimum or low wage employees
- Older adults living on low income
Examples of funded activities include:
- Community health workers to provide one-on-one or small group health education and vaccine trust building engagement
- Education and will-building campaigns using culturally appropriate messaging and media platforms, using digital and non-digital channels best suited for different communities
- Low-barrier vaccine access such as pop-up or targeted immunization clinics in trusted spaces or door-to-door vaccines for people with mobility barriers
- Supportive services to reduce barriers to vaccine clinics including transportation assistance, translation and interpretation, scheduling assistance for those without digital access and other supports identified at the community level
- Other emerging and best practice strategies that support people to seek and access the vaccine
Applicants should be a community-based nonprofit organization, community health clinic, community mental health center, local public health, and/or government entity that will coordinate to align outreach, education, and vaccine access in the community.
Other eligibility requirements include:
- Have deep roots in and a history of providing culturally responsive and trusted information and services in at least one of the communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19
- Be currently involved in COVID-19 response and relief activities at the community level with the flexibility and capacity to quickly develop and implement activities to provide accessible information and low-barrier opportunities for immunization
- Demonstrate clear partnership with a state-contracted vaccine provider (if a community-based organization is the applicant) or show strong partnership with a community-based nonprofit organization for implementation (if applicant is a local government agency or vaccine provider)
- Be willing to partner with Immunize Colorado to share lessons learned, education strategies and messages, and other creative ideas that help to address barriers to immunization in communities facing systemic inequities
Grants have ranged from $10,000 - $100,000.
For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.