Baltimore City COVAX Small Grants

Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) is partnering with Civic Works, Inc. to assist with increasing access to COVID-19 vaccines by VALUE Communities, and to educate/mobilize these communities to get the vaccine when it becomes available to them.  VALUE (Vaccine Acceptance & Access Lives in Unity, Education & Engagement) Communities include older adults, Latinx community members, individuals experiencing homelessness, Orthodox Jewish community members, young men, pregnant and lactating women, immigrants, and people with disabilities.

With this goal in mind, BCHD and Civic Works are issuing a request for proposals for small community grants from community organizations and community leaders working in Baltimore City.  Applicants can apply for small grants ranging in amounts from $500 up to $10,000. The purpose of the small community grants program is to provide additional financial support to community organizations and community leaders who are facilitating COVID-19 vaccination clinics and other COVID-19 vaccination outreach and education efforts. The total amount of the small community grants program will be $250,000. Applicants are expected to provide letter(s) of support. The purpose for the letter(s) is to show that the applicant has support and partners in the community / communities it is proposing to serve. Currently, we are seeking grant applications that prioritize the 18-34 year-old age group.

Community organizations and individuals interested in submitting proposals should contact Astrid Pierce, LMSW at Civic Works with questions.


Community-based organizations and individuals serving VALUE Communities.  Organizations must have staff or volunteers who live or work in Baltimore City.

The following geographic areas have low vaccination rates and will be given priority for funding:

  • Curtis Bay / Brooklyn / Cherry Hill (21225 & 21226)
  • Southwest Baltimore (21223)
  • Greater Rosemont (21216)
  • Sandtown-Winchester (21217)
  • Madison-East End (21213)
  • Midway-Coldstream (21218 & 21213)
  • Clifton-Berea (21213)

The following populations experience barriers to vaccination and will be given priority for funding:

  • Older Adults
  • Latinx community members
  • People experiencing homelessness
  • Orthodox Jewish community members
  • Young men
  • Pregnant and lactating women
  • Immigrants
  • People with disabilities

Grant Amount:

Grant awards will range from $500 – $10,000 and be limited to one per organization or individual.

*Gift cards and cash incentives can not be considered in proposed budgets.*

Application Deadline:

Grants will be awarded on a rolling basis until all available funds have been distributed.

Estimated Application Timeline

Submission Instructions:

Please use the link below to submit your application


You will be required to submit the following with your application:

Required applicant submission examples:

The documents below should be used to guide your application:

Click here for the list of grant recipients.