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Community-Based Workforce for COVID-19 Vaccine Outreach

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.011
Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
May 18, 2021

For programmatic or technical questions:
Fraser Byrne, MPA
202.369.8980 or 240.472.0297

For grants management or budget questions:
Devon Cumberbatch


This program provides funding to address COVID-19 related health disparities and advance health equity by mobilizing community outreach workers, including community health workers, patient navigators, and social support specialists, to educate and assist individuals in getting the COVID-19 vaccination.

Projects should target resources to the most vulnerable and medically underserved communities in both rural and urban areas to ensure that challenges such as vaccine confidence and assisting with vaccine accessibility are addressed.

Proposed projects should engage with multiple organizations, including:

  • Community-based organizations (including faith-based organizations and social service organizations)
  • Regional, state, and local chapters of national associations
  • Regional commissions
  • Regional and local health departments
  • Health centers and other community-based health providers
  • Minority-serving institutions such as Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Hispanic serving institutions, and Asian American and Pacific Islander serving institutions
  • Tribes and tribal organizations
  • Philanthropic organizations
  • Local municipal entities, such as fire and EMS departments
  • Social service providers such as food banks, community transportation, and childcare
  • Community action coalitions, chambers of commerce, health equity councils, and other community groups

Eligible applicants include nonprofit private or public organizations, including tribes and tribal organizations, with demonstrated experience in implementing public health programs in medically underserved areas.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $12,500,000
Project period: 6 months
Estimated number of awards: 10
Estimated total program funding: $125,000,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

Tagged as
Access · Community health workers · Health disparities · Human services · Infectious diseases · Networking and collaboration · Public health · Vaccination

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