The City of Indianapolis and the Marion County Public Health Department, in partnership with Resolve to Save Lives, invited organizations serving minority communities to apply for funding for projects that promote the wellness and recovery of racial and ethnic groups impacted by COVID-19. The program is part of ongoing efforts to address racial inequities in COVID-19 response and recovery, including pop-up vaccine clinics targeting traditionally underserved neighborhoods and multi-lingual hotlines helping residents schedule vaccines.
A diverse advisory committee comprising experts in public health, education, housing and urban development, and community engagement who are experienced working within Marion County evaluated the applications. Out of nearly 200 applications, 86 were selected to receive a total of $1 million in awards.
On June 4, 2021, the following community-based organizations and grassroots groups were awarded funding through this program and will now be a part of ensuring equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine and improving our community’s recovery:
Please click here to view the COVID Community Recovery Grant Recipients.