On behalf of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Health Resources in Action has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) to Tribal and Indigenous Peoples Serving Organizations (TIPSO) serving Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, Hawaiian Natives, Pacific Islanders, and Indigenous Peoples as a part of the Massachusetts COVID-19 Community Grants Program. Specifically, this RFP seeks proposals that will support the Commonwealth’s efforts to vaccinate its residents while continuing to promote practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Four TIPSOs are currently funded. HRiA anticipates awarding two additional Massachusetts COVID-19 Community TIPSO Grants of about $50,000 each.
Proposals are due Monday, November 22, 2021 at 11:59 PM. Click here to access the application.
The MA COVID-19 Community Grants Program was designed to help organizations raise awareness in their communities about best practices that people can take to stop the spread, including messaging on vaccine safety and efficacy, and ensuring physical distancing, mask wearing, and other harm-reduction practices.
Organizations that may be eligible to apply include 501(c)(3) community-based organizations (CBOs), faith-based organizations (FBOs) and Tribal and Indigenous Peoples Serving Organizations/Entities (TIPSO) (and other groups with a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsors) that serve members of the state and federally recognized Tribes, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, Hawaiian Natives, Pacific Islanders, and Indigenous communities (for example, addressing the needs of the K’iche’ people) in Massachusetts.
Please consider applying and sharing this opportunity among your own networks. An informational webinar on this grant opportunity is available on our website, as well as access to the grant application and frequently asked questions: https://hria.org/macovidcommunitygrants. Questions about the grants program and requests for follow up can be submitted through the website or email at COVID19grants@hria.org.
Thank you for your partnership in serving the communities most impacted by COVID-19.