Vaccine Equity Grant

The Clackamas County Vaccine Equity Plan is a tool the county is using to make sure underserved communities can get the vaccine. 

Clackamas County is partnering with local non-profits, faith-based communities and small businesses to provide outreach, education and opportunities that lead to COVID-19 vaccinations for everyone who wants one. 

Grants to help with this important work

The Oregon Health Authority has provided $1.1 million dollars for Clackamas County to vaccinate underserved populations.  The application deadline has now passed. Funding will be dispersed on a rolling basis. The funding must be spent by Dec. 30, 2021.

The grants, up to $30,000 per organization, should be used to:

  • Focus on communities with the lowest rates of vaccination (people who are Black, indigenous or Latinx; low-income or houseless; have disabilities or mental illness; or who live in rural areas). 
  • Educate and build vaccine confidence through community outreach and engagement. 
  • Increase access to vaccination opportunities through hosting customized events or arranging transportation. 

Information for Applicants

The deadline to apply has passed and we are no longer taking applications. 

Grant Recipients

Organization Amount granted Community Served
AntFarm Youth Services
Complete a series of outreach events, focusing on vaccine education in the form of in-person canvassing, posting flyers in strategic community spaces, and utilize built-in social media channels to increase vaccine confidence among Latinx communities in Sandy, Estacada, and Canby.  Contractor will coordinate and co-host a vaccine event at the Estacada Food Bank, in association with vaccinators, community partners and community-based organizations.
$30,000 Latinx & Rural 
Boost Oregon
Train peer advocates from BIPOC communities to educate about COVID-19 vaccines. Train the communities' medical providers on communicating effectively with vaccine-hesitant patients. Distribute public service announcements (PSAs) that reflect and speak to these communities. Provide medically trained staff provide vaccine outreach and education at weekly Clackamas County vaccine clinics at the Clackamas Town Center.
$30,000 BIPOC
Bridging Cultures Canby
Provide COVID vaccine information and offer vaccinations during Saturday in the Park event, where food, drinks, live music, resources and activities will bring the community together. Partner is Medical Teams International.
$8,260 Latinx
Clackamas Service Center
Clackamas Service Center will offer mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Clackamas County, including partnerships events with Clackamas Service Center, the Estacada Food Bank and Milwaukie High School.
$30,000 Low-income & Houseless 
Community Services Network
Complete outreach and engagement that includes vaccine education and promotion to increase vaccine confidence in North Clackamas County.  Community Services Network will host a custom drive-thru vaccine clinic at Breakside Brewery Taproom to serve diverse communities in Milwaukie, Gladstone, Damascus, and Oak Grove. 
$5,000 Low-income & BIPOC
Energy iz Everything
Implement a social mobilization campaign that enlists people who are already vaccinated to inspire members of their families or their social networks to do the same. Recruit 100 already vaccinated individuals, as influencers, who will influence other people in their families and network of friends to get vaccinated.
$30,000 Youths of color, aged 18–35
Luz Del Mundo Iglesia / Light of the World Church
Complete two vaccine events at Luz del Mundo Church in Canby, Oregon, offering primary dose and booster Covid-19 vaccines, as well as flu shots.  Partner with Canby community-based organizations Bridging Cultures, Vive NW/TV JAM, and Nuevo Futuro to promote and engage communication amid the Latinx communities in Clackamas County.
$30,000 Latinx
Neighborhood Health Center
Will host vaccine events and offer mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics at schools, worksites and places of worship this autumn. NHC additionally will provide outreach and education through routine referrals, triage, and in one-on-one settings for COVID-19 vaccinations.
$30,000 Low-income
Northwest Family Services
Complete vaccine outreach and education in partnership with La Espiga grocery store in Oregon City to promote two vaccine events at Tacho’s Restaurant in December 2021.  Both clinics will offer Covid-19 primary and booster doses, as well as flu vaccines, t-shirts, and gift cards.
$20,208 Latinx
Outside In
Will offer mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Clackamas County, including partnerships events with Clackamas Service Center, the Estacada Food Bank and Milwaukie High School.
$30,000 North Clackamas School District students and families
Slavic Community Center NW
Provide COVID vaccine information through distribution of culturally-specific food boxes. Host Dr. Ancha Baranova, Russian PhD Scientist from George Mason University, to deliver a seminar promoting COVID-19 vaccine education at a Slavic church in Clackamas County.
$30,000 Slavic
We Care | Select Buy
Plan and complete two vaccine outreach events per week, starting in November and finishing at the end of December, focusing on engaging Asian-owned businesses in Clackamas, Happy Valley, West Linn, and Oregon City.  During outreach, We Care will supply PPE, printed flyers in Mandarin, in order to provide information of county-wide Covid-19 vaccine clinics.
$30,000 Asian

Forms for Grantees

Watch this 18-minute tutorial to better understand the budgeting and funding process.

Contact
Department Staff
Adam Torres
Clackamas County Community Based Organization Liaison
503-502-6329

Office Hours:

Clackamas County Call Center
503-655-8224
Monday to Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tested positive or were exposed to COVID‑19?
The trained professionals at the Oregon Health Authority can help.
866-917-8881

Vaccine questions?
COVIDVaccine@clackamas.us

Regional Information
2-1-1

Clackamas County Crisis and Support Line
503-655-8585

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK