HRSA Awards $66.5 Million to Expand Community-Based Outreach to Increase COVID-19 Vaccinations

The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced this week it has awarded $66.5 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to eight grantees to expand outreach efforts in 38 states and the District of Columbia to increase COVID-19 vaccine confidence and vaccinations.

According to HRSA, nearly $390 million has been issued to 158 organizations nationwide for the Community-Based Workforce for COVID-19 Vaccine Program to support outreach, events, translation, education, and community health worker support in underserved areas in all 50 states. Awardees of the funding are utilizing various strategies to address access issues, implement culturally and linguistically appropriate outreach campaigns, and organize mobile vaccination clinics. Among the most recently announced grantees is the Association of Asian/Pacific Community Health Organizations based in San Francisco.

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