HHS Announces $250 Million from American Rescue Plan to Develop and Support a Community-Based Workforce to Increase COVID-19 Vaccinations in Underserved Communities
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
May 4, 2021
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has released the first of two grant opportunities, totaling $250 million, to develop and support a community-based workforce consisting of community outreach workers, community health workers, social support specialists, and others that will lend their trusted voices to share and promote vaccine information. Funds provided by the American Rescue Plan will be used to increase COVID-19 confidence and address barriers to vaccination for individuals living in vulnerable and medically underserved areas. A second opportunity will be released soon and will focus on smaller community-based organizations.
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