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HRSA Rural Health Clinic Vaccine Confidence Grant Now Available

On May 26, 2021, the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) posted the Rural Health Clinic Vaccine Confidence Grant. HRSA will award all eligible RHCs who apply for grant funding. You must have a completed and acceptable application submitted. Grant awards are expected to be around $50,000 per eligible RHC. Depending on the number of applicants, HRSA may award up to $200,000 per eligible RHC.

Details about the grant and information on how to apply can be found by clicking here.

How Rural Health Clinic Vaccine Confidence Grant Funds Can be Used

Grant funds may be used for the following efforts:

  • Helping to increase vaccine confidence and uptake;
  • Improving health care in rural areas;
  • Reinforcing basic messages about prevention and treatment of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases;
  • Accessing vaccinations;
  • Education and outreach efforts around vaccine benefits and safety;
  • Vaccine promotion;
  • Providing information to rural residents about how and where to get vaccinated; and
  • Coordinating with existing vaccination sites and public health partners to identify isolated and/or vaccine hesitant populations.

Make Sure to Review the Notice of Funding Opportunity

RHCs interested in applying for this grant should first review the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) and initiate the three-step process for registration. Details for how to register can be found here.

  1. DUNS registration,
  2. The System for Award Management (SAM) registration,
  3. Grants.gov registration.

Applications will be accepted until June 23rd, but RHCs are encouraged to apply early as the process can take some time to complete.

Rural Health Clinic Vaccine Confidence Grant Technical Assistance Webinars

FORHP will be holding two technical assistance webinars to provide potential applicants with additional information on this program:

Thursday, May 27, 2021 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., ET.
Zoom Link Here.
Dial-in: 833 568 8864 Webinar ID: 160 410 8840

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., ET.
Zoom Link Here.
Dial-in: 833 568 8864 Webinar ID: 160 410 8840

If you are not able to participate in either of these webinars, they will be recorded for later viewing. Any questions about this program should be emailed to RHCVaxConfidence@hrsa.gov.

If you have any questions about the Rural Health Clinic Vaccine Confidence Grant, please reach out to a member of the Blue & Co. team:

Kyle Smith, CPA, 340B ACE, Director

Todd Schiavone, Director

Amanda Dennison, MBA, CPC, CRHCP, Senior Consultant


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