In a coordinated effort to promote COVID-19 and flu vaccinations, the National Council on Aging (NCOA) is enlisting its national network of senior centers and community-based organizations to make it as easy as possible for elders and people with disabilities to get their shots and protect their health.
With $50 million in federal funding from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, NCOA will provide funding and technical assistance to hundreds of diverse community-based organizations, enabling them to conduct tailored outreach, host vaccine clinics, and offer services many elders need to get vaccinated, such as transportation and assistance in scheduling appointments.
Provide a letter of intent by March 1 and propose a multi-month project focused on vaccine education and uptake — with the primary goal of getting elders and persons with disabilities vaccinated against COVID-19 and flu.
NCOA will provide training and technical assistance to ensure your success. With that support, you can confidently strengthen your role as a trusted source of information with elders.
You should apply for the Vaccine Uptake Initiative if you are a:
- Senior center
- Community center
- Local community organization that serves, supports, and includes elders and people with disabilities
- Faith-based organization that serves, supports, and includes elders and people with disabilities
- Governmental agency
- Other federally recognized nonprofit organizations
Health is a fundamental part of aging well. As a grantee in this initiative, you’ll be helping your community stay healthy and active.
Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis with a priority deadline for applications of March 1, or until all funds are exhausted. Approved projects can start immediately and close as late as April 15, 2024.