City offering stipends to community groups to help increase local COVID-19 vaccination rates

The City of Sacramento is inviting area community-based organizations (CBOs) to apply for its new Sacramento Get Vaccinated campaign to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates among city of Sacramento residents with an emphasis on those zip codes with lowest vaccination rates.

“We’re looking to support CBOs in their efforts to reach the communities they serve with factual COVID-19 vaccination information,” said Lynette Hall, the City’s community engagement manager. “We know that these groups understand the barriers and concerns faced by those who have up to this point not  been vaccinated. It’s not a one-size-fits-all approach, and we need to rely on trusted community leaders to help get the word out.”

Funding for the campaign comes from the federal American Rescue Plan dollars the City received last year.

Qualified organizations can receive up to $5,000 in stipends and marketing support to help bolster existing vaccination outreach efforts or launch new ones. There is opportunity for additional stipend funds if the program’s efforts are successful. CBO stipend applications will remain open through Feb. 25.

To apply for the campaign, organizations must complete a brief application and share information about which communities they serve and how they intend to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates within those communities.

The City of Sacramento is holding an informational webinar on Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. to review all campaign details and answer questions about the application. Register for the webinar here. Attendance at the webinar is not required to be considered for participation.

Community-based groups can learn more about this opportunity at

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