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Forsyth County Nonprofits to Use Grant Money to Expand Access to COVID-19 Vaccine | Local news

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A total of $500,000 in federal COVID-19 relief grant funds have been awarded in the range of $7,000 to $50,000. The funds are designed to support “delivering equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.” The group is a public-private partnership between the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services and NC Counts Coalition.

Other groups serving Triad counties include: Giver of Destiny Corp. in Davidson; Iglesia La Semilla in Alamance and Guilford; Montagnard Dega Association in Guilford; and Sandhills Cooperation Association in Randolph.

The two groups serving Forsyth County are Acción Hispana/Qué Pasa and Church World Service, which also covers Durham, Guilford and Orange counties.

The grants help pay for activities such as: conducting vaccine outreach and education efforts; helping people schedule appointments; arranging transportation; coordinating local vaccine events at trusted and accessible locations; and ensuring that people get to second-dose appointments.

DHHS said in a statement that “as the more dangerous delta variant rapidly spreads throughout North Carolina, there is even more urgency for people to get vaccinated. Early data have shown a possible increased risk of hospitalization in people infected with the delta variant.”

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