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Grants of up to $2,000 are available for vaccine access and equity projects. Applicants may be eligible to reapply for additional funding. 

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COVID-19 has disproportionately affected many racial and ethnic minority groups, putting them more at risk of getting sick and dying. Culturally specific, community-based organizations that have deep and meaningful relationships and roots within their community are critical to improving vaccine access, information, and equity.

EMBARC received grants to help fund activities and events to ensure greater equity and education, outreach, support, and access to COVID-19 and flu vaccines.  

This application is for funding for one-time vaccine events.


  • Ethnic community-based organizations (ECBOs)E

  • Refugee and immigrant led, non-profit organizations

  • Refugee and immigrant led, mutual aid associations

  • Faith-based organizations

  • Other as approved by EMBARC

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  • Vaccine Access & Support: Plan, organize, coordinate, and support accessible, safe, and trusted vaccine events.

  • Vaccine Education and Outreach: Develop and distribute culturally and linguistically appropriate and accurate vaccine information, and materials that build trust, increase vaccine confidence, and resonate with communities.

  • Partnerships & Collaborations: Leverage existing and cultivate new community partnerships to increase impact.

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Vaccine Access & Support:

  • Ensure culturally and linguistically accessible vaccine clinics; convenient locations with flexible hours

  • Simplify vaccine registration; offer options that do not require pre-registration, online platforms, or non-essential documentation

  • Offer free or subsidized transportation to/from vaccine events


Vaccine Education & Outreach:

  • Develop community-based, culturally and linguistically appropriate, educational materials (e.g. flyers, posters, videos, radio ads, social media posts, etc.)

  • Support grassroots-style campaigns (e.g., text messages, phone-banking, door-to-door canvassing, etc.) to share information, raise awareness, and build trust


Partnerships & Collaboration:

  • Strengthen local partnerships or alliances to allow for coordinated outreach activities


  • Administrative / staffing fees

  • Facility rental fees

  • Interpretation or translation fees

  • Transportation (e.g., gas cards, Uber codes, bus passes, etc.)

  • Marketing materials (must include COVID or flu vaccine info)

  • Printing fees

  • Event supplies


  • Incentives (e.g, gifts, gift cards, or other items for receiving the vaccine)

  • Healthcare staff salaries

  • Insurance reimbursements

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Partner organizations are required to complete a Subcontract Agreement with EMBARC outlining (in further detail) the following program expectations:


All partnering organizations who receive funding are required to submit an event report for each event they host or support. EMBARC will provide reporting training. Event reports will be due within two weeks of the event date.

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