The Texas Department of State Health Services, in partnership with Texas A&M Health, announced the opening of the second round of funding for the Texas Vaccine Outreach and Education Grant Program.
In this cycle, organizations can apply for grants ranging from $ 50,000 to $ 1,000,000 to engage in vaccine education and awareness with the goal of increasing the number of Texans fully vaccinated against COVID-19. .
Funds will be allocated to projects that ensure better access and knowledge of COVID-19 vaccines through education and awareness of populations disproportionately affected by COVID-19.
“As with the first round of funding, the DSHS believes that community-based organizations are uniquely positioned to offer local support to those seeking access and information on COVID-19 immunization services,” said Imelda Garcia, DSHS Associate Commissioner for Infectious Diseases Laboratory and Service.
DSHS encourages state-wide organizations, academic institutions, and community organizations of all sizes with strong and direct relationships with the populations they serve to apply for federal funds.
“We anticipate applications for larger and more extensive projects statewide this round as the funding range increases,” said Olga Rodriguez, associate vice president and chief of staff at Texas A&M Health. “These grants create opportunities for local communities to develop COVID-19 education projects tailored to their community, which is increasingly important as the state and country continue to grapple with COVID-19 and to its variants. “
The deadline for submitting proposals is January 14, 2022. Round 2 funding priorities include:
- State-wide organizations providing targeted community-based interventions targeting communities of color, rural communities, and / or Texans with disabilities
- Kid-focused groups or organizations in Texas
- Groups or organizations focusing on one or more of Texas’ 10 low immunization counties (Bell, Bowie, Ector, Grayson, Jefferson, Johnson, McLennan, Parker, Tom Green and / or Wichita)
- Groups or organizations focused on serving tribal nations
To learn more about the program, eligibility, and how to apply for second round funding, visit https://health.tamu.edu/vaccinegrant/round-2.html