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COVID-19 Health Equity and Immunization Grants

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Oct 31, 2023

The Colorado Department of Public health and Environment will provide funding for Colorado-based organizations to:

  • Expand existing and/or develop new mitigation and prevention resources and services to reduce COVID-19 related disparities among disproportionately affected populations
  • Build, leverage, and expand support for COVID-19 prevention
  • Advance health equity and address social determinants of health as they relate to COVID-19 health disparities
  • Increase COVID-19 vaccination capacity across the jurisdiction, including among high-risk and underserved populations
  • Ensure high-quality and safe administration of COVID-19 vaccines
  • Ensure equitable distribution and administration of COVID-19 vaccines
  • Increase vaccine confidence through education, outreach, and partnerships
  • Develop and implement community engagement strategies to promote COVID-19 vaccination efforts
  • Support high vaccination uptake in tribal nations

There are 4 program areas to support the funding goals. (Applicants may apply to more than one program area.)

  • Community Engagement Program - Funds projects that use authentic community engagement practices to gather community input on population-specific assets and needs related to health equity and COVID-19
  • Community Health Navigators Program - Provides support for community health navigators to do vaccine outreach, patient education, and health system navigation
  • Healthy Communities Program - Funds activities focused on community resilience related to the social determinants of health as they relate to COVID-19's impact on communities
  • Health Equity Immunization Events Program - Improve vaccine education, outreach, access, and administration in communities

Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to:

  • Nonprofit organizations in good standing with the IRS and the state of Colorado
  • Community-based and grassroots-based organizations
  • Federally recognized native American tribes in Colorado or nonprofit organizations providing services to eligible tribes on a reservation or federally recognized tribal land with a letter of support from the applicable tribal council
  • Community health centers, rural health centers, safety net clinics, and Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Congregate settings such as senior and assisted living housing, prisons/jails, and shelters
  • Healthcare organizations
  • Governmental agencies
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Education institutions/K-12 schools
  • Public agencies such as city councils, city and county departments, and local public health agencies
  • Organizations that have fiscal sponsorship from a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

There are no set award amounts or maximums. Applicants are asked to submit a funding request that is appropriate for agency needs.

Application process

Links to additional guidance and the application instructions are available on the program website.

Email completed applications to

Applicants may request technical assistance prior to submitting an application.

Tagged as
Culture and cultural competency · Elderly population · Health disparities · Immigrants · Infectious diseases · LGBTQ+ · Minorities · Poverty · Public health · Racial and ethnic groups · Social determinants of health · Vaccination · Colorado

Organizations (1)

  • Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, view details

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