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June 18, 2021

Health Law Weekly

HHS Awards $125 Million in Workforce Grants to Boost COVID-19 Vaccinations in Underserved Communities

  • June 18, 2021

Fourteen nonprofit organizations across the country were awarded $125 million in federal grants to develop and support a community-based workforce aimed at boosting COVID-19 vaccinations in underserved communities, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced June 14.

The latest grant announcement is part of the administration’s ongoing efforts to increase COVID-19 vaccine outreach and access for the hardest-hit and highest risk communities across the country.

“For many of us, it’s best to hear from a friend or community leader when deciding whether to make a big decision, like taking the COVID-19 vaccine. To reach President Biden’s goal of 70 percent of the U.S. adult population having one vaccine shot by July 4th, we are doing everything we can to reach marginalized communities with lower vaccination rates,” said HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra.