State Announces Additional $500,000 In Vaccination Effort Grants

State Announces Additional $500,000 In Vaccination Effort Grants

10:25am Sep 17, 2021
TED S. WARREN/AP

Another round of funding has been released to help ensure an equitable response to the COVID-19 pandemic in North Carolina.

The funding is being managed by Healthier Together, a public-private partnership between the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the NC Counts Coalition. Up to $500,000 in grants will be made available to community-based organizations working to close vaccination equity gaps in the state.

According to an NCDHHS news release, grants for short-term equity initiatives are aimed at improving access to vaccines in vulnerable communities.

Those efforts include vaccine outreach and education, help in scheduling appointments, arranging transportation, and coordinating local vaccination events.

NC Counts Coalition Executive Director Stacey Carless released a statement saying that with more dangerous variants spreading through the state, there is an even greater urgency for people to get their shots, and for communities to close vaccination gaps.

The period for organizations to apply for grants runs through October 6.  

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