The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a grant opportunity (grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330280″>CDC-RFA-1P21-2016) aimed at increasing COVID-19 and flu vaccination coverage in racial and ethnic populations experiencing disparities in vaccination rates.
The grant opportunity is limited to national organizations and their partners. Funded activities include building partnerships between vaccination providers and the community, conducting vaccination activities, and deploying educational campaigns. Grantees will be required to identify and sub-award 15-20 of its local branches, chapters, and/or established affiliates.
Estimated total program funding is $17.5 million. Only seven of the 10 eligible applicants will be funded:
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP);
- Conference of National Black Churches (CNBC);
- National Council of Negro Women (NCNW);
- National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC);
- National Urban League (NUL);
- National Alliance for Hispanic Health;
- Tribal Epidemiology Centers;
- Asian and Pacific Island American Health Forum; and
- National Minority Quality Forum.
The application deadline is January 4, 2021. The estimated award date is January 22, 2021. The performance period is five years.