ANNAPOLIS, Md (WJZ) — The Maryland Department of Health is accepting applications from community-based organizations for the Community Covid-19 Vaccination Project, part of the state’s “No Arm Left Behind” effort to ensure vaccines are available to every Marylander who wants one.
Health officials have administered more than 6.3 million vaccinations, according to a statement from Gov. Larry Hogan’s office. Seventy-one percent of adults are vaccinated.READ MORE: ‘I’m Terrified’ At Least 20 People Shot This Week In Baltimore; Police Identify Victim of Deadly Mass Shooting
The department will award $3 million to fund efforts to increase vaccine confidence and access for vulnerable, underserved, and hard-to-reach communities across the state, according to the statement.READ MORE: 12-Year-Old Girl Hospitalized After Baltimore Hit & Run
Grants to about 30 organizations will be awarded ranging in amounts of $50,000 to $250,000. Applications that focus on zip codes with low vaccination rates will be a priority.
Community COVID-19 Vaccination Project is available on the state’s online procurement platform eMaryland Marketplace Advantage or EMMA.MORE NEWS: America To Observe Juneteenth For The First Time As A Federal Holiday