Equity, Mobility & Immigrant Integration

Spread Vaccine Info Not COVID

Distributing COVID-19 Vaccine Info Grants

Grants of up to $250 are available to support distribution of multilingual messaging that inspires trust and participation in the COVID-19 vaccine. Awardees will be provided with a toolkit of multilingual resources and accompanying art for consideration.

This opportunity is open to nonprofit organizations, houses of worship, schools, neighborhood and merchant coalitions, businesses, cultural and community groups. We are especially seeking organizations that are trusted by communities disproportionately affected by the pandemic, including African American, immigrant, refugee, and indigenous communities.

Awarded funds must be used for information distribution. Eligible expenses include, but are not limited to graphic design, printing of flyers or posters, purchased media including print, radio, newspaper and social media boosts, yard signs and marketing collateral.

Considerations

  • The City will provide up to $250 for eligible expenses. Organizations will receive funds after submitting receipts or proof of completion of eligible activity(s).
  • Organizations must be located within the City of Charlotte.
  • Shared content must be factual; to ensure accuracy information must be sourced from the toolkit provided by the Mecklenburg County Health Department and/or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • Please use these images to highlight any social media posts.
  • Grantees are encouraged to use multilingual COVID-19 art to support your efforts.
  • In sharing this information, you may receive questions from community members. The best resource for questions is the Mecklenburg County Public Health Hotline at 980-314-9400
  • Approved grantees will be required to register as a City vendor with an Employer Identification Number (EIN) or Social Security Number (SSN) to receive payment.  Vendor registration information and reimbursement requirements will be provided to selected grantees via email, upon grant award.

Deadline

Rolling application: Applications meeting the following scoring criteria will be awarded through May 1, 2021, or until funds are exhausted. All reimbursement requests must be received by May 31, 2021.

Scoring Criteria

  • Organization has strong connections and trust with communities disproportionately affected by the pandemic, including African American, immigrant, refugee, and indigenous communities.
  • Organization already has avenues of communication within their target community
  • Organization is committed to sharing fact-based information
  • Organizations is located within the City of Charlotte
  • The communication and outreach plan are strong and describes usage of the toolkit from Mecklenburg County Health Department and/or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

 

Apply here

If you have any questions please contact:
Emily Yaffe 
980.417.2721



Vaccine Champion Artwork: Spread the Word in Our Diverse Communities

Thanks to all those who submitted artwork! The following pieces were selected to be share with our community!

Multilingual Collage