CDPH, LWDA Award $27 Million to CBOs to Promote COVID-19 Vaccination

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) on Thursday announced the continuation of community engagement efforts by awarding more than $27 million in contracts to 153 community-based organizations statewide. Awarded organizations will continue to encourage COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, especially among communities hardest hit by the pandemic.

According to CDPH, the partnerships with CBOs are part of the state’s extensive work to address health inequities exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. In total, the state has invested over $50 million in partnerships with more than 200 CBOs to help Californians get vaccinated through direct and peer-to-peer outreach, including appointment assistance, canvassing, phone banking, and text message campaigns.

Organizations received awards ranging from $50,000 to $300,000 for regional or statewide outreach efforts to communities disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. The two projects consist of the California COVID Community Health Project and the California COVID Workplace Outreach Project.

Additional information from CDPH is available here and information from LWDA is available here.