State Awards $17.3 Million in Grants to CBOs to Support COVID-19 Outreach

This week, the Center at Sierra Health Foundation, in partnership with the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) and the Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA), today announced awarding more than $17.3 million in grants to 110 community-based organizations (CBOs) statewide to support community engagement, provide public health education, and encourage COVID-19 vaccination. Organizations received awards ranging from $50,000 to $300,000 for regional or statewide outreach efforts to be conducted over six months (February through July 2021).

Funds will be used to support outreach to disproportionately impacted populations, including workers in the hardest hit sectors, and will prioritize interactive engagement designed to connect individuals with information and resources related to the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine, public health guidance, workplace protections, and other state resources, including the public safety net, in multiple languages.

A full press announcement is available here.