These schools will each receive $3,000 to increase COVID-19 vaccine confidence on their campuses in the fall using various peer-to-peer marketing and communication strategies, including implementing the Campus Vaccine Confidence Toolkit.
The University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa
Arkansas Tech University
East Arkansas Community College
Victor Valley College
District of Columbia
The University of the District of Columbia
University of South Florida St. Petersburg
Florida International University
Florida A&M University
University of North Georgia
Dalton State College
University of Idaho
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Des Moines Area Community College
Kansas State University
Eastern Kentucky University
Southern Louisiana University
Grambling State University
University of Minnesota Duluth
Mississippi State University
The University of Southern Mississippi
Coahoma Community College
Missouri S & T
North Central Missouri College
William Woods University
Flathead Valley Community College
Montana State University Northern
Appalachian State University
University of Central Oklahoma
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
University of South Carolina Upstate
University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Our Lady of the Lake University
Prairie View A & M University
San Antonio College
University of Houston-Clear Lake
Weber State University
West Liberty University
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College
The CoVAC Mini- Grant Application Process is now closed. For more information on COVID-19 information and the CoVAC Initiative please check out our additional resources.
The Campus COVID-19 Vaccine (CoVAC) Initiative Mini-Grant Program is a unique opportunity for campus leaders, including faculty, staff, and students, to address challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic by building vaccine confidence in your community. The Mini-Grant Program aims to support institutions in need of resources to develop and implement effective vaccine confidence strategies.
The Campus COVID-19 Vaccine (CoVAC) Initiative Mini-Grant Program seeks to increase COVID-19 vaccine confidence among students, staff, and/or faculty on college campuses. Successful applicants will:
- Receive a mini-grant of $3,000 for use in the fall of 2021 to further the goal of increasing COVID-19 vaccine confidence on campus using various peer to peer marketing and communication strategies, including implementing the Campus Vaccine Confidence Toolkit.
- Join a learning community of institutions of higher education, sharing knowledge and successes in building a culture of vaccine confidence on campus.
- Connect with college health professionals and students committed to promoting COVID-19 vaccine confidence on campus.
Mini-Grant Eligibility Requirements
- Be part of a two- or four-year degree granting, not for profit institution of higher education located within the United States and its Territories.
- Agree to advance the mission and objectives of the CoVAC Initiative.
- Secure the approval of an administrator (e.g., dean of students) to participate in the mini-grant program and sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU).
- Agree to complete their work before December 10, 2021.
- Commit to finding creative solutions to meet the needs of your campus while grounding efforts in scientific evidence and public health theory.
- Review the CoVAC Initiative Health Equity Statement.
- Submit a W-9 form and an invoice to receive payment. No funding will be given directly to individuals. Grantees will be given 50% of the mini-grant funding at the beginning of the project and 50% at the conclusion of the project.
- Agree to use the mini-grant funds for permitted uses only. Mini-grant may not be used to purchase food, drink, or items to be raffled. Funds may be used to:
Complete a summary report by December 10, 2021.
- Purchase items given away as incentives for vaccination, e.g. stickers for laptops, water bottles, t-shirts, etc.
- Hire employees/staff/student ambassadors to implement the project and share on social media.
- Purchase advertising on social media, campus newspapers, etc.
- Purchase awareness and visibility items (e.g., photobooth and props) or print materials (e.g., banners, signage, buttons etc.)
- Procure services and non-food items to create a fun atmosphere at vaccination sites or outreach events.
- Pay for institutional overhead costs within institutional limits (if applicable).Provide incentives most meaningful for your campus - be creative!
June 18, 2021
Mini-grant application posted
July 15, 2021
Deadline to submit an application
August 2, 2021
Mini-grant recipient notifications begin
December 10, 2021
Summary Reports Due
For questions please contact:
Student Engagement Program Manager
Campus COVID-19 Vaccine (CoVAC) Initiative
Claudia Trevor-Wright, MA, JD, MCHES
Campus COVID-19 Vaccine (CoVAC) Initiative