State Rep. Amen Brown applauds Gov. Wolf for COVID-19 vaccine outreach grants for district

HARRISBURG, Dec. 20 – State Rep. Amen Brown today announced $123,000 in grants for vaccine outreach in his legislative district.

According to Brown, the 63rd Street Business Association received $50,000, A New Spirit Behavioral Health Services Foundation received $23,000 and ACHEIVEability received $50,000 for vaccine outreach efforts throughout West Philadelphia.

Gov. Tom Wolf awarded $2.5 million in state funding throughout Pennsylvania that will help organizations encourage vaccination for Pennsylvanians who are hesitant about receiving the vaccine.

“Vaccination is our best and most effective option for getting out of this pandemic,” Brown said. “I thank Governor Wolf for this state funding, which will help educate residents about the vaccine and get us one step closer back to normalcy.”

The COVID-19 Vaccine Outreach Grant Program is administered by the Department of Community and Economic Development and provides grants up to $100,000 to nonprofit organizations and childcare and educational institutions. Grants can be used to support grassroots outreach efforts including local media buys, creation of outreach and training materials, sponsorship of vaccine-related community events, equipment rental to assist with setting vaccine appointments, and more.