On December 6th, Health Resources in Action (HRiA) announced the Massachusetts COVID-19 Community Grants Program aimed at reducing COVID-19 infections, morbidity, and mortality among Asian, Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and other people of color in our hardest hit cities and towns, as well as to support education and awareness of vaccination efforts in Massachusetts.
With a deadline of January 7th, 2022, the program will support the following eligible activities:
1) Provide education to prevent and reduce the spread of COVID-19, including messages about vaccines, physical distancing, mask wearing, testing, and other harm-reduction behaviors and activities.
2) Engage local communities in conversations and education about COVID-19 vaccine safety and efficacy, and address questions and concerns.
3) Link people directly to vaccination opportunities and/or reduce barriers to access (including, for example, through addressing health and other needs, making referrals to services, etc.).
4) Collaborate and coordinate on these activities with various partners (as applicable).
5) Engage parents and guardians of children (including those under 12 years old) through the above activities (while continuing to engage people of all ages).
6) Focus on promoting the “primary series” vaccine (both first and second doses, where appropriate), through the above activities, while also promoting booster shots (as applicable).
A formal question and answer (Q&A) period for applicants about this funding opportunity. Please submit all questions regarding this funding opportunity to COVID19Grants@hria.org by December 20, 2021 at 12:00 PM.
More information on this grant opportunity is available here.