Second Round of Grant Funding Available Through the Texas Vaccine Outreach and Education Program

News Release
News Release
January 4, 2022

News Release
Jan. 3, 2022

The Texas Department of State Health Services in partnershipwith Texas A&M Health announced the opening of the second round of fundingfor the Texas Vaccine Outreach and Education Grant Program. 

In this round, organizations can apply for grants rangingfrom $50,000 to $1,000,000 to engage in vaccine education and outreach with thegoal of increasing the number of fully vaccinated Texans againstCOVID-19. Funds will be awarded for projects that ensure greater accessand knowledge of COVID-19 vaccines through education and outreach topopulations disproportionately affected by COVID-19. 

“As with the first round of funding, DSHS is confident thatcommunity-based organizations are perfectly positioned to offer local supportfor those who seek access for and information about COVID-19 vaccine services,”said Imelda Garcia, DSHS associate commissioner for laboratory and infectiousdisease services. 

DSHS encourages statewide organizations, academicinstitutions, and community-based organizations of all sizes with strong,direct relationships with the populations they serve to apply for the federalfunds. 

“We anticipate applicationsfor larger and more statewide projects this round with the increase in thefunding range,” said Olga Rodriguez, associate vice president and chief ofstaff at Texas A&M Health. “These grants createopportunities for local communities to develop COVID-19 education projects thatare tailored for their community, which isincreasingly important as the state and country continue to deal with COVID-19 and its variants.”

Deadline for proposal submissions is Jan. 14, 2022. Roundtwo funding priorities include:

 

  • Statewide organizations proposing targeted community interventions addressing communities of color, rural communities, and/or Texans with disabilities
  • Groups or organizations focusing on children in Texas
  • Groups or organizations focusing on one or more of 10 counties in Texas with low vaccination rates (Bell, Bowie, Ector, Grayson, Jefferson, Johnson, McLennan, Parker, Tom Green, and/or Wichita)
  • Groups or organizations focusing on serving Tribal Nations

 

To learn more about the program, eligibility and how to applyfor round two funding, please visit https://health.tamu.edu/vaccinegrant/round-2.html

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(News Media Contact: pressofficer@dshs.texas.gov)