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The Vaccinate All 58 (VA58) Neighborhood Partnership Program aims to educate community members on safe practices for the prevention of COVID-19 and importance of vaccinations.

It provides awards of up to $5,000 to neighborhood and grassroots groups serving as trusted messengers in their own communities.

The California Department of Public Health has contracted with Richard Heath and Associates, Inc. (RHA) to administer the VA58 Neighborhood Partnership Program.

Priority Areas

Projects should fall into one or more of the following priority areas: 

Awareness Raising

Funds can be used for raising awareness of a specific vaccine clinic, making vaccination appointments by referring people to MyTurn.ca.gov, or supporting messages about safe practices for the prevention of COVID-19 and importance of vaccinations.

  • Printing flyers and canvassing door-to-door
  • Mailing flyers or purchasing a space in a neighborhood newsletter for an ad
  • Organizing an event with a medical doctor to talk to a club or group about the latest developments on COVID-19.  
  • Sharing and using Ambassador videos with peers to dispel myths 
  • Setting up a booth at a local event to share information 
Arts and Creativity

Funds can be used for innovative projects using arts, creativity, and entertainment encouraging community members to get vaccinated.

  • Hiring a musician to sing a short song to advertise a vaccine clinic and promote the song through local channels or social media 
  • Commissioning an artist to create a COVID-19 related mural on the local town square  
  • Hiring a photographer and storyteller to capture stories of people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and share with the community  
Vaccine Clinic Support

Funds can be used for projects encouraging community members to get vaccinated or enhancing the customer service experience at a clinic.

  • Providing referrals to vaccine clinics by sharing the MyTurn appointment portal and phone number (833) 422-4255 
  • Setting up an area at the clinic with an artist, art supplies or activity to calm anxieties for kids getting shots 
  • Hiring a sign language interpreter or other language interpreters to support the vaccination process 
  • Hiring a car service to transport older adults, people with disabilities, and people without cars to vaccination sites  
  • Promoting the vaccine clinic with an entertainer to drive interest
  • Translating and printing flyers in needed language  

Eligibility

Funds are intended to support groups serving as trusted messengers in their own communities, such as community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, neighborhood associations, local business entities or associations, student clubs, or service clubs.  

Eligible entities must have a business license and insurance certificate. If the applicant does not have a business license and legal standing with the IRS, they may request a fiscal sponsor to apply on their behalf.  

Awards

Requests can be made for $1,000, $2,500 or $5,000 and will be paid on a rolling basis through August 2022 or when funds are exhausted. 

Seventy-five percent of the funds will be distributed within two weeks of grant application approval.

Twenty-five percent of the funds will be distributed upon the submission and approval of the final report.  

Applicants may submit only one application at a time for a maximum of $5,000. Once the project is completed and report submitted, an applicant may submit a new application. The total amount an entity can be paid is $10,000. 

The Neighborhood Partnership Program funds must be used for activities to educate community members on safe practices for the prevention of COVID-19 and importance of vaccinations.  The activities must relate to one or more of these priorities: awareness raising, arts and creativity, or vaccine clinic support. 

The funds cannot be used for:

  • Overhead costs (e.g., rent, phones, vehicles)
  • Expenses that are not directly related to the activity related to the project 
  • Equipment (e.g., laptops) 
  • Gifts cards
  • Stipends 
  • Incentives 
  • Political campaigns and legislative lobbying efforts 
  • Building or capital campaigns, cash reserves, and endowments
  • Religious organizations for explicit religious activities 

Frequently Asked Questions

Application Steps

Step 1

Review application overview to see if your organization and project qualify

Step 2

Plan your project by discussing the project application with your colleagues

Step 3

Complete and submit online application

Application Resources

Please review these resources to help you during the application process. 

Program Resources

 The following are links to online resources for the VA58 Campaign:

  • Vaccinate All 58  – website with Frequently Asked Questions  
  • Partner Toolkit – online website for partners to access materials available for download and sharing in support of communities in need of information   
  • CDPH YouTube Videos – short video clips with clear messages 
  • Vaccinate All 58 Ambassador Program – animated videos to respond to questions about COVID-19 and vaccines, useful for trusted messengers or ambassadors 
  • MyTurn – site to identify vaccine clinics and book a vaccine appointment
  • COVID19 Vaccination Data – Data on California’s efforts to vaccinate people across the state
  • COVID19 Tracking in California – County and statewide data to help people understand the spread of COVID-19
  • Vaccines – Detailed breakdown of how to get vaccinated, vaccine eligibility, the science of how the COVID-19 works, vaccines and variants, booster shots, obtaining a digital vaccine record, side effects, and common Q&A’s
  • Testing – Details on finding a testing location, ordering and using at-home test kits, guidance on when to test, and links to common symptoms, travel guidelines, and a testing fact sheet
  • Quarantine and Isolation – Explanation of quarantine vs. isolation and guidance for each
  • Education – Home for evolving information regarding COVID-19 and schools, childcare, camps, and activities

Communications Resources

Contact Us

If you require an accessible document or are unable to access the information or materials, please contact Partnership@rhainc.com.  

For additional questions or technical support, please contact Partnership@rhainc.com

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Step 1

Review application overview to see if your organization and project qualify. All costs and supplies associated with the application need to be covered by the grant. NPP Guidelines - A general guideline for the Neighborhood Partnership Program