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Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccination Community 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.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Nov 12, 2021

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services will provide grants to engage community-based organizations, local health departments, and federally qualified health centers to help remove barriers to and promote acceptance of COVID-19 vaccination for Wisconsin communities that face barriers to accessing medical care and people who have a mistrust of government agencies, the medical community, and/or vaccines. Rural populations are listed as a program focus.

Successful applications will reflect the following guidelines:

  • Culturally competent
  • Serve a marginalized population
  • Can be started within one month of award
  • Comply with public health guidance about COVID-19
  • Are capable of increasing knowledge and awareness of COVID-19 vaccines
  • Have the ability to reach a large number of marginalized people or those belonging to marginalized communities
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the target population, barriers faced, and ways to advance racial/economic/geographic equity
  • Have demonstrated experience working within the identified population(s)/communities
  • Are groups on the ground/grassroots organizations or have the ability to get funds to those groups
  • Use a collaborative approach
  • Led and/or staffed by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC); people with disabilities; and/or LGBTQ individuals will be prioritized

Applicants must be based in and work in Wisconsin and be one of the following:

  • Local and tribal government entities
  • Nonprofit entities certified as a 501(c)(3) by the Internal Revenue Service
  • Projects sponsored by another 501(c)(3) organization
  • K-12 schools and school districts
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $100,000
Project period: 1 year

Application process

A link to the application instructions is available on the program website.

Email completed applications to with the subject line "Request for Funding–COVID-19 VCO Grant 2.0."

Tagged as
Access · American Indian or Alaska Native · Asian · Black or African American · Community and faith-based initiatives · Culture and cultural competency · Federally Qualified Health Centers · Health literacy · Hispanic or Latino · Infectious diseases · LGBT · Minorities · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · People with disabilities · Public health · Vaccination · Wisconsin

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