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Communities for Immunity

Communities for Immunity is an initiative supporting the work of museums and libraries in engaging their communities in COVID-19 vaccine confidence.

The United States is at a critical moment—experiencing both a surge in COVID-19 cases related to dangerous new coronavirus variants and an urgent need to dramatically increase vaccination rates. As trusted community partners and critical education providers, museums and libraries can play a critical role in addressing vaccine hesitancy and fighting the pandemic.

Communities for Immunity invites museums and libraries to submit proposals for funding efforts that support vaccine confidence where it matters most―at the local level. Funding awards will be provided to museums and libraries to leverage their deep relationships with local communities to improve vaccine confidence.

Round Two Funding
The Round Two funding application period is October 12-29, 2021. Round Two awards will range from $1,500 to $100,000. Organizations selected for awards in Round One may apply for additional funding in Round Two to build upon and/or expand their Round One projects. Additionally, organizations not selected for awards in Round One are encouraged to reapply in Round Two.

More information on funding can be found in the Round Two Applicant Fact Sheet

Funding Webinars
Save the date for upcoming applicant webinars on:Thursday, October 14 from 3-4 PM EasternFriday, October 22 from 11-Noon Eastern

Previous funding webinars are available here.

Library and Museum COVID Response Resources

Communities for Immunity is an initiative of the Association of Science and Technology Centers, Institute of Museum and Library Services, American Alliance of Museums, and the Network of the National Library of Medicine, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and in collaboration with the American Library Association, the Association of African American Museums, the Association of Children’s Museums, the Association for Rural and Small Libraries, the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums, and the Urban Libraries Council.

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