Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 4/18/2022

Local Community-Based Workforce to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Access

The purpose of the program is to establish, expand, and sustain a public health workforce to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. This includes mobilizing community outreach workers, which includes community health workers, patient navigators, and social support specialists, to educate and assist individuals in accessing and receiving COVID-19 vaccinations. This includes activities such as conducting faceto-face outreach and reaching out directly to community members to educate them about the vaccine, assisting individuals in making a vaccine appointment, providing resources to find convenient vaccine locations, assisting individuals with transportation or other needs to get to a vaccination site. The program intends to address persistent health disparities by offering support and resources to vulnerable and medically underserved communities, including racial and ethnic minority groups and individuals living in areas of high social vulnerability.

HRSA will fund recipients that have demonstrated experience and expertise in implementing public health programs, particularly in medically underserved areas. Award recipients will need to clearly describe how the funding will directly serve and impact vulnerable communities; and demonstrate how they will prioritize hiring individuals from the communities they will serve by providing outreach, education and assistance related to the COVID-19 vaccine.

This program will focus on providing resources to local and/or regional communitybased organizations (CBOs). CBO applicants may engage as individual organizations or create a network of multiple eligible organizations partnering together to complete program activities (i.e. one award recipient with multiple subrecipient organizations).

NOTE: Multiple applications from an organization are not allowable.

Interested applicants from within Duke should contact dukeiln@duke.edu as early as possible.

Deadline: June 9, 2021

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants include nonprofit private or public organizations, including local and/or regional community-based organizations, with demonstrated experience in implementing public health programs, particularly in medically underserved areas.


Amount Description

HRSA estimates $121,000,000 to be available to fund approximately 121 recipients expected to complete their activities within a 12-month period of performance. You may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $1,000,000 total cost (includes both direct and indirect, facilities and administrative costs). The period of performance is July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022 (12-months). This is a one-time funding opportunity with no expectation of additional Federal funds after the performance period ends.

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