We need your help to meet our vaccine equity goals. Clackamas County is partnering with nonprofits, faith-based communities and small businesses to get COVID-19 vaccinations for everyone who wants one. Thanks to the Oregon Health Authority, we have $1.1 million to distribute to nonprofits that can help us vaccinate underserved populations. Applications can be submitted through Oct. 1. Funding must be spent by Dec. 30, 2021.
Community partners serving Clackamas County, including 501c3 nonprofits and faith-based communities, can apply for up to $30,000 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 live in rural areas)
- Educate and build vaccine confidence through community outreach
- Increase access to vaccination opportunities through hosting or customizing events or arranging transportation
- Boost Oregon ($30,000) will train peer advocates and medical providers of color to educate about vaccines. They will also distribute culturally specific public service announcements.
- Bridging Cultures Canby ($16,125) will provide vaccine information and partner with Medical Teams International to offer vaccinations to the Latinx community. They will focus on a Saturday in the Park event, where food, drinks, live music, and activities will bring the community together.
- Energy iz Everything ($30,000) will implement a social mobilization campaign to serve youth of color aged 18-35. They will recruit 100 influencers who are already vaccinated to inspire family members and social networks to do the same.
- Slavic Community Center Northwest ($30,000) will provide COVID-19 vaccine information through distributing culturally specific food boxes for the Slavic community.
We have only distributed $106,125 so far, so that means we have over $890,000 left to spend by Oct. 1. Get your application in soon!