Vaccine Equity Grant

The Clackamas County Vaccine Equity Plan is a tool the county is using to make sure underserved communities can get the vaccine. 

Clackamas County is partnering with local non-profits, faith-based communities and small businesses to provide outreach, education and opportunities that lead to COVID-19 vaccinations for everyone who wants one. 

Grants to help with this important work

The Oregon Health Authority has provided $1.1 million dollars for Clackamas County to vaccinate underserved populations.  The application deadline has now passed. Funding will be dispersed on a rolling basis. The funding must be spent by Dec. 30, 2021.

The grants, up to $30,000 per organization, should be used to:

  • Focus on communities with the lowest rates of vaccination (people who are Black, indigenous or Latinx; low-income or houseless; have disabilities or mental illness; or who live in rural areas). 
  • Educate and build vaccine confidence through community outreach and engagement. 
  • Increase access to vaccination opportunities through hosting customized events or arranging transportation. 

Information for Applicants

The deadline to apply has passed and we are no longer taking applications. 

Grant Recipients

Organization Amount granted Community Served
Boost Oregon
Train peer advocates from BIPOC communities to educate about COVID-19 vaccines. Train the communities' medical providers on communicating effectively with vaccine-hesitant patients. Distribute public service announcements (PSAs) that reflect and speak to these communities. Provide medically trained staff provide vaccine outreach and education at weekly Clackamas County vaccine clinics at the Clackamas Town Center.
$30,000 BIPOC
Bridging Cultures Canby
Provide COVID vaccine information and offer vaccinations during Saturday in the Park event. where food, drinks, live music, resources and activities will bring the community together. Partner is Medical Teams International.
$8,260 Latinx
Energy iz Everything
Implement a social mobilization campaign that enlists people who are already vaccinated to inspire members of their families or their social networks to do the same. Recruit 100 already vaccinated individuals, as influencers, who will influence other people in their families and network of friends to get vaccinated.
$30,000 Youths of color, aged 18–35
Neighborhood Health Center
Will host vaccine events and offer mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics at schools, worksites and places of worship this autumn. NHC additionally will provide outreach and education through routine referrals, triage, and in one-on-one settings for COVID-19 vaccinations.
$30,000 Low-income
Outside In
Will offer mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Clackamas County, including partnerships events with Clackamas Service Center, the Estacada Food Bank and Milwaukie High School.
$30,000 North Clackamas School District students and families
Slavic Community Center NW
Provide COVID vaccine information through distribution of culturally-specific food boxes. Host Dr. Ancha Baranova, Russian PhD Scientist from George Mason University, to deliver a seminar promoting COVID-19 vaccine education at a Slavic church in Clackamas County.
$30,000 Slavic

Forms for Grantees

Watch this 18-minute tutorial to better understand the budgeting and funding process.

Contact
Department Staff
Adam Torres
Clackamas County Community Based Organization Liaison
503-502-6329

Office Hours:

Clackamas County Call Center
503-655-8224
Monday to Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Vaccine questions?
COVIDVaccine@clackamas.us

Regional Information
2-1-1

Clackamas County Crisis and Support Line
503-655-8585

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK