Request for Application: Vaccine Confidence Dissemination Innovation Mini-grants

Deadline: May 7, 2021, 5 pm EST

April 26, 2021


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Through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) is pleased to support a selection of AUCD network members to increase COVID-19 vaccine confidence in the disability community with targeted outreach and messaging efforts through Dissemination Innovation Mini-grants. The Mini-grants will be used to adapt messages and materials in local regions across the country, either directly or through community partners or cultural brokers, to support sharing of accessible and credible vaccine information to boost COVID-19 vaccine confidence in the disability community.

All AUCD network members affiliated with a UCEDD, LEND, and/or IDDRC in any state or territory are eligible to seek assistance through this process.

Eleven (11) AUCD network members will be selected to receive a $15,000 mini-grant for a period beginning May 10, 2021 through July 31, 2021. Full award details can be found in the full request for application.

This timely outreach will use upcoming opportunities to engage families, DSPs, and people with disabilities, such as the weeks between Mother's Day (5/9) and Father's Day (6/20) or outreach focused on the priority to vaccinate all eligible people with disabilities by the Anniversary of the ADA (7/26), is encouraged. Full details can be found in the full request for application.

Submissions are due May 7, 2021, by 5pm ET. Please address any questions regarding this opportunity to Lauren Blachowiak at [email protected].