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Promoting Vaccine Confidence in Local Communities through Partnership with Regional Health Offices Awards

Cooperative Agreements to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, and IHEs
for Educational Programs Related to the Benefits of Vaccination

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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Department of Health and Human Services - Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP)

Conf. Date:

07/22/21

Deadline Date:

08/17/21 6:00 PM ET

Description:

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Cooperative agreements to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and IHEs for educational programs related to the benefits of vaccination. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. The purpose of the program is to increase confidence in the use of vaccines, especially in BIPOC populations and other populations with low rates of vaccination.

This initiative seeks to expand traditional immunization partnerships to plan, implement, and evaluate evidence-based practices and develop novel approaches to increase confidence in vaccines in local communities, particularly partnerships with minority-serving or other advocacy organizations that work with populations with low vaccination rates (e.g., African Americans and residents in rural communities). The goal of these demonstration projects is to identify effective vaccination policies informed by evidence and best practice models to improve the public’s confidence in the use of vaccines, particularly among racial and ethnic minority and other disadvantaged or disenfranchised populations. Practical solutions at local levels are needed to help support vaccination efforts in communities by healthcare providers, immunization program managers, immunization advocates, vaccine manufacturers, and other stakeholders. OIDP and the Office of Regional Health Operations (ORHO) are collaborating to implement this project. OIDP and ORHO are operational components in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH).

Objectives

This project centers around building partnerships with community stakeholders to increase confidence in the use of vaccines by the public, healthcare providers, and policymakers, especially in communities that have lower vaccination coverage rates. Its objectives are:

a. Identify a local community with low vaccination coverage rates and lagging confidence in vaccines, characterize the community, determine causes for the lack of vaccine confidence, and the magnitude of the problem;

b. Plan and implement targeted interventions in the community designed to increase confidence in vaccines and the community's willingness to be vaccinated;

c. Evaluate the intervention qualitatively and with quantitative measures (e.g., changes in numbers or percentages of vaccines administered compared to baseline), determine the value added by the intervention, and, if appropriate, recommend how the intervention should be used in other similar communities to increase vaccine confidence. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 197497

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$750,000

Number of Grants:

6-8

Estimated Size of Grant:

Awards ranging from $75,000 to $125,000 per year

Term of Contract:

- Estimated Period of Performance: Not to exceed 3 years
- Anticipated Initial Budget Period Length: 12 months
- Anticipated Start Date: September 30, 2021

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

OIDP and ORHO will support activities by selected minority-serving or other organizations--including public health departments, community organizations, academic institutions, professional or trade organizations, and immunization coalitions--that work with populations with low vaccination rates (e.g., African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans). If the applicant is not a local government public health agency or local community-based organization, the applicant should secure a partnership with such local government public health agency's immunization program or local community-based organization.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A technical assistance webinar for potential applicants will be held July 22, 2021 at 4:00 PM Eastern. Login details will be posted at https://www.hhs.gov/immunization.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline: August 17, 2021 by 6:00 PM Eastern

In order to apply for new funding opportunities which are open to the public for competition, you may access the Grants.gov website portal. All funding opportunities and application kits are made available on Grants.gov.

Your request should be submitted at least 4 business days prior to the application deadline to ensure your request can be considered prior to 2 business days in advance of the deadline.

To ensure adequate time to submit your application successfully, HHS/OASH recommends that you register as early as possible in Grants.gov since the registration process can take up to one month.

You are required to provide a Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number when applying for Federal awards through Grants.gov.

Your organization must register online in the System for Award Management (SAM). Grants.gov will reject submissions from applicants with nonexistent or expired SAM Registrations.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=332874

For a list of relevant application documents, see the Package tab (click Preview) on the link listed above.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

If you have problems accessing the application or
difficulty downloading, contact:
OASH Grants and Acquisitions Management Division
Phone: 240-453-8822
Email: OASH_Grants@hhs.gov

Agency Contacts:
Administrative and budgetary requirements:
HHS/OASH Office of Grants and Acquisitions Management
Duane Barlow
240-453-8822
duane.barlow@hhs.gov

Program Requirements or Technical Assistance:
Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy
David Kim
202-795-7697
david.kim@hhs.gov

CFDA Number:

93.344

Funding or Pin Number:

NV-VSR-21-001

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