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New HRSA announcement for funding CHWs to increase COVID-19 vaccine access

New HRSA Funding Opportunity

On May 4th, 2021, the White House announced $250 million to support two funding opportunities for community-based organizations to hire and mobilize community outreach workers.  Today, HRSA is pleased to announce the availability of the second notice funding opportunity announcement (NOFO) titled Community-Based Workforce to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Access.

The purpose of the program is to support communities as they establish, expand, and sustain a public health workforce to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19.  This includes the hiring of community outreach workers, which includes community health workers, patients navigators, and social support specialists, to educate and assist individuals in accessing and receiving COVID-19 vaccinations.

Eligible applicants for this NOFO includes nonprofit private or public organizations, including local and/or regional community-based organizations (CBOs), with demonstrated experience in implementing public health programs, particularly in medically underserved areas.  This includes Tribes and Tribal organizations.

HRSA will hold a technical assistance webinar for applicants on May 25th, 2021, from 4:00-5:00pm EST.

For further information on the NOFO, please visit View Opportunity | GRANTS.GOV