PHC launches new grant program to support physicians providing pediatric COVID-19 vaccines

April 01, 2022

Noting the continued importance of community vaccinators in the efforts to increase vaccine uptake – particularly for our state’s pediatric population – the California Medical Association’s foundation – Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC)—has launched the KidsVaxGrant program, which will award grants of up to $15,000 to Vaccines for Children (VFC) providers.

Administered by PHC, the California Department of Public health is investing approximately $10 million to fund the KidsVaxGrant program.

KidsVaxGrant supports providers for expenses incurred or to be incurred for enrolling as a VFC provider in myCAvax and/or expanding operational hours at their existing VFC site locations. Expenses covered include staffing and training (most common expenses), technology, infrastructure, supplies and equipment, as well as administrative overhead.

VFC providers can apply to receive $10,000 for enrolling in myCAvax between December 17, 2021, through May 27, 2022. Organizations can also apply to receive $15,000 per site for expanding operational hours to provide additional time options for working families (a minimum of 15 hours, outside of normal or existing clinic hours) within 60 days of the application’s approval.

To help applicants in the application process, PHC is hosting free webinars to discuss the application steps, eligibility and answer live questions. You can register for one of the webinars by clicking the links below.

The deadline to apply for for the KidsVaxGrant program is May 27, 2022. Grants are awarded on a first come, first-served basis, so early submissions are strongly encouraged.

Visit KidsVaxGrant.org to apply and for more information about the program.


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