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Arkansas COVID-19 Health Disparities Initiative

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.

Arkansas Department of Health
Dec 20, 2021

Dr. Chychy Smith

Shakia Jackson


The Arkansas Department of Health will provide funding to address COVID-19 health disparities among high-risk and underserved populations in Arkansas, including racial and ethnic minority populations and rural communities. Awardees and key partners should implement a coordinated and holistic approach that builds on culturally, linguistically, and locally tailored strategies and best practices to reduce COVID-19 risk.


Eligible applicants are public and private, nonprofit organizations in Arkansas, including:

  • Community-based and civic organizations
  • Academic institutions and universities
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Local governmental agencies and community leaders
  • Social services providers and organizations, including those that address social determinants of health such as community transportation, anti-discrimination organizations, and legal services
  • Healthcare providers, including community health centers and Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Health-related organizations such as pharmacies, testing centers, and community health workers
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $300,000
Estimated number of awards: 100
Estimated total program funding: $7,000,000

Application process

Links to the application instructions and the application packet are available on the program website when applications are being accepted.

Email completed applications to Dr. Chychy Smith.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Asian · Black or African American · Culture and cultural competency · Federally Qualified Health Centers · Health disparities · Healthcare facilities · Hispanic or Latino · Infectious diseases · Minorities · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · Racial and ethnic groups · Social determinants of health · Arkansas

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