In 2021, the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) was awarded $6 million to address COVID-19 related health disparities as part of a larger national initiative. Through mini-grants, we are looking to invest in community organizations and non-profits whose missions and goals align with advancing health equity and addressing health disparities related to COVID-19 in Baltimore City.
Baltimore’s historically redlined communities are still experiencing great disparities in critical, health-related resources like food, emergency assistance, transportation, and mental health services. The inaccessibility of these resources is driving health disparities, including COVID-19 vaccination rates.
The CDC Mini-grants Addressing COVID-19 Health Disparities aims to boost your capacity to serve your community. Grant Projects should address social determinants of health that were worsened by COVID-19. By providing mini-grants to community-based organizations like you, we hope to:
Grant projects are expected to operate over 3 months. BCHD will be accepting applications on a rolling, quarterly basis. Grants are being funded in $10,000 and $25,000 increments. The mini-grants program will breakdown down two tracks:
COVID-19 Vaccination and Outreach: Increase Baltimore residents’ access to vaccines through educational outreach or supporting COVID-19 vaccination clinics.
Social Determinants of Health (SDoH): Expand Baltimore residents’ access to resources, such as food, transportation, housing, employment, education, and more.