FLPPS was awarded $1 million to support regional community-based efforts to increase COVID-19 vaccinations in underserved communities: “Local Community-Based Workforce to Increase COVID-19 Access”. The funding was made available by the American Rescue Plan and is being distributed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Health Resources and Services Administration.
The grant provides program funding to establish, expand, and sustain a public health workforce to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. It specifically relates to mobilizing community health workers and outreach workers to educate and assist individuals in accessing and receiving COVID-19 vaccinations.
The FLPPS grant is part of $121 million in American Rescue Plan funding to 127 agencies around the country.
“This grant will support trusted voices in local communities in sharing information about vaccines, building vaccine confidence, and addressing barriers to vaccination for individuals in underserved communities,” said Carol Tegas, Executive Director of FLPPS.