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FY 2021 Grants

Advancing Health Literacy to Enhance Equitable Community Responses to COVID-19

Grant period: 2021-2023

The Advancing Health Literacy to Enhance Equitable Community Responses to COVID-19 seeks to demonstrate the effectiveness of local government implementation of evidence-based health literacy strategies that are culturally appropriate to enhance COVID-19 testing, contact tracing and/or other mitigation measures (e.g., public health prevention practices and vaccination) in racial and ethnic minority populations and other socially vulnerable populations, including racial and ethnic minority rural communities.

OMH expects the awardee projects to demonstrate the effectiveness of working with local community-based organizations to develop health literacy plans to increase the availability, acceptability, and use of COVID-19 public health information and services by racial and ethnic minority populations. Recipients are also expected to leverage local data to identify racial and ethnic minority populations at the highest risk for health disparities and low health literacy, as well as populations not currently reached through existing public health campaigns.

The project period for the grants is July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2023.

Grantees City State Award
Alameda County Health Care Services San Leandro CA $1,994,565
Baltimore City Health Department Baltimore MD $4,000,000
Benton County Bentonville AR $3,900,000
Bernalillo County Albuquerque NM $2,092,836
Boston Public Health Commission Boston MA $3,875,000
Broward County Fort Lauderdale FL $3,875,000
City of Albany Albany GA $3,900,000
City of Albuquerque Albuquerque NM $3,950,810
City of Baton Rouge Baton Rouge LA $4,000,000
City of Chattanooga Chattanooga TN $3,404,247
City of Chula Vista Chula Vista CA $4,000,000
City of Frederick Frederick MD $3,939,842
City of Fresno Fresno CA $4,000,000
City of Jacksonville Jacksonville FL $3,295,342
City of Las Vegas Las Vegas NV $1,670,000
City of Lauderhill Lauderhill FL $3,875,000
City of Lincoln Lincoln NE $3,526,006
City of Memphis Memphis TN $3,900,000
City of Milwaukee Milwaukee WI $4,000,000
City of Minneapolis Minneapolis MN $2,040,000
City of Montgomery Montgomery AL $3,900,000
City of New Orleans New Orleans LA $3,900,000
City of Newark Newark NJ $3,875,000
City of Paterson Paterson NJ $4,000,000
City of Pine Bluff Pine Bluff AR $1,240,411
City of Reading Reading PA $3,999,382
City of Richmond Richmond VA $4,000,000
City of Rock Hill Rock Hill SC $3,875,000
City of Rockford Rockford IL $3,614,521
City of Santa Ana Santa Ana CA $4,000,000
City of Tuskegee* Tuskegee AL $3,000,000
City of Vicksburg* Vicksburg MS $3,000,000
City of Waterbury Waterbury CT $4,000,000
City Of Wichita Wichita KS $4,000,000
Clayton County Jonesboro GA $2,000,000
Dallas County Dallas TX $4,000,000
District of Columbia Department of Health Washington DC $3,999,923
Doña Ana County* Las Cruces NM $2,460,636
Durham County Durham NC $2,000,000
Eagle County Public Health & Environment* Eagle CO $2,999,970
Fairfax County Fairfax VA $3,875,000
Franklin County Columbus OH $3,999,169
Fresno County Department of Public Health* Fresno CA $3,000,000
Fulton County Atlanta GA $3,900,000
Gila County* Globe AZ $2,571,740
Hawaii County* Hilo HI $3,000,000
Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County Indianapolis IN $2,861,449
Kansas City Health Department Kansas City MO $2,847,052
Kent County Grand Rapids MI $2,089,233
Maricopa County Phoenix AZ $4,000,000
Mecklenburg County Health Department Charlotte NC $3,900,000
Monterey County Health Department Salinas CA $3,952,437
New Haven Health Department New Haven CT $4,000,000
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene New York City NY $3,875,000
Oklahoma City County Health Department Oklahoma City OK $3,900,000
Orange County Goshen NY $800,000
Pima County Tucson AZ $4,000,000
Prince Georges County Upper Marlboro MD $3,999,807
Public Health Seattle & King County Seattle WA $3,875,000
Rhode Island Public Health Foundation Providence RI $2,008,508
Salt Lake County Salt Lake City UT $3,844,568
San Antonio Metropolitan Health District San Antonio TX $3,999,933
Shelby County Memphis TN $3,955,982
Snohomish Health District Everett WA $4,000,000
Town of Fort Deposit* Fort Deposit AL $2,992,292
Town of Inverness* Inverness MS $3,000,000
Wake County Human Services Raleigh NC $4,000,000
Washington County* Greenville MS $2,999,992
Washington County Hillsboro OR $3,998,575
Wayne County Detroit MI $3,919,116
Westchester County Department of Health White Plains NY $3,763,565
Yuma County Yuma AZ $2,073,177
Total $250,000,000

*Denotes awardees with a focus on serving rural communities and populations.

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