NCOA Launches COVID-19 and Influenza Vaccine Uptake Initiative with $50 Million from ACL

Backed by $50 million from the Administration for Community Living (ACL) the National Council on Aging (NCOA) is launching a grant program that will provide both funding and technical assistance to hundreds of diverse community-based organizations, enabling them to conduct tailored outreach, host vaccine clinics, and offer services many older adults need to get vaccinated, such as transportation and assistance in scheduling appointments.

NCOA plans to award approximately 250 grants for 6-, 12-, or 15-month projects. Grant awards will support a larger national vaccination program, funded under the ACL’s COVID-19 and Influenza Vaccine Uptake Initiative for Older Adults and People with Disabilities Notice of Funding Opportunity (HHS-2023-ACL-AOA-HDRC-0043), under which NCOA was funded. This funding opportunity has a main goal to increase the number of older adults and people with disabilities receiving COVID-19 and Influenza vaccinations.

For more information, see the Notice of Funding Opportunity here.