Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Grants to USA and territories tribal organizations, libraries, museums, science centers, aquariums, zoos, gardens, and other cultural institutions to disseminate information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination. Funding for the first round is intended to use, adapt, and expand existing resources and approaches to engage their communities. Funding for the second round will focus on sustained engagement through the end of 2021 and first part of 2022.
Funding awards will be provided to museums and libraries to leverage their deep relationships with local communities to improve vaccine confidence. By providing funding awards to these trusted community institutions, the initiative will use new and existing resources to reach Americans across the nation. Additionally, a Community of Practice will be created to develop and refine vaccine education resources that will be shared with the broader museum and library community.
Some smaller projects may use existing resources and materials to communicate about vaccines, like printing and distributing pamphlets about COVID-19 vaccination, facilitating a community discussion about vaccines, or opening or maintaining a vaccination site. Higher-budget proposals may create entirely new materials that can later be shared with other institutions.
Communities for Immunity seeks effective, innovative ways to engage vaccine-hesitant populations, so project design is only constrained by the applicant's creativity and what resonates with the community! Compelling proposals will include coordination with partners, such as local health officials, community organizations, or other libraries, museums, or cultural institutions.
GrantWatch ID#: 198379
Round One: 100 awards (estimated); Round Two: 154 awards (estimated)
- Round One: Ranging from $1,500–$10,000
- Round Two: ranging from $1,500–$100,000
Round One Projects must be completed by December 10, 2021, and final reports must be submitted no later than January 31, 2022.
Round Two -projects must be completed by March 31, 2022
USA: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York City; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington, DC; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA) Guam (USA) Puerto Rico (USA) Virgin Islands (USA) Northern Mariana Islands (USA)
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