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Local Community-Based Workforce to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Access

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
Jun 9, 2021

For programmatic or technical questions:
Fraser Byrne, MPA
240.472.0297 (preferred contact method)

For grants management or budget questions:
Devon Cumberbatch


This program provides grants to address COVID-19 related health disparities and advance health equity by mobilizing community outreach workers to educate and assist individuals in medically underserved areas in getting the COVID-19 vaccination.

The program intends to address persistent health disparities by offering support and resources to vulnerable and medically underserved communities, including racial and ethnic minority groups and individuals living in areas of high social vulnerability. Activities may include, but are not limited to, conducting face-to-face outreach and reaching out directly to community members to educate them about the vaccine, assisting individuals in making a vaccine appointment, providing resources to find convenient vaccine locations, and assisting individuals with transportation or other needs to get to a vaccination site.


Eligible applicants include nonprofit private or public organizations, including local and/or regional community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations with demonstrated experience in implementing public health programs, particularly in medically underserved areas.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $1,000,000
Project period: 12 months
Estimated number of awards: 121
Estimated total program funding: $121,000,000

Application process

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

The applicant webinar recording may be found on the related documents tab.

Tagged as
Access · Community health workers · Health disparities · Infectious diseases · Poverty · Public health · Racial and ethnic groups · Vaccination

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