COVID-19 Community-Based Organization Outreach Initiatives RFGA

Now Accepting Grant Applications

How to apply: See the Request for Grant Applications (RFGA) Section “V. INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS TO SUBMIT/SCORING CRITERIA” for additional details regarding information to be included
with your submission. A cover letter should be included and signed by a person having authority to commit the applicant to a subaward agreement. Eligible applicants must submit the required
documents to either the mailing address or physical address listed in the RFGA document below on page one.

COVID-19 Community-Based Organization Outreach Initiatives RFGA

Deadline to apply: 2:30 pm on Thursday, August 5, 2021 


Send questions to:
Deadline to submit questions: 5:00 p.m. EST, July 23, 2021

All questions must be submitted via the email above. Responses will be posted July 28, 2021 by 5:00 p.m. EST.


The purpose of the COVID-19 Vaccine Outreach Initiative is to increase awareness and knowledge of COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccines, and/or reduce vaccine hesitancy or barriers, in a manner that results in increased vaccinations among members of key populations, such as:

  1. those living in rural areas (areas that lack access to broadband, healthcare, and other services), 
  2. minority residents (African American, Latinx, Native American, Asian American and Pacific Islander, etc.), 
  3. and other vulnerable communities. 

Activities conducted by the subrecipient may include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  1. distributing DHEC informational materials
  2. conducting safe in-person or virtual educational sessions with community members 
  3. placing social media and other media advertising messages on channels designed to reach focused populations
  4. utilizing non-traditional outreach methods (informational signs at intersections, point-of-sale advertising, direct mailers, grassroots outreach, etc.)
  5. providing transportation to people who want to get vaccinated 

No activities should include unsolicited door-to-door residential outreach.

Funding Source

As part of the CARES Act and Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act supplements, the ELC awarded approximately $11 billion in 2020 to help address the domestic response to COVID-19. To provide additional critical support to jurisdictions as they continue to address COVID-19 within their communities, $19.11 billion from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021, P.L. 116-260, will be provided to ELC recipients. These additional resources, by law, are intended to “prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus” by supporting testing, case investigation and contact tracing, surveillance, containment, and mitigation. 



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