Be Wise — Immunize Local Impact Grants

Apply for a grant. TMA’s Be Wise — ImmunizeSM is accepting grant proposals for local vaccination events. Grants of up to $2,500 are available to county medical societies (CMSs), TMA Alliance chapters, medical student chapters, and TMA member-physician practices/clinics. Grants can fund new or expanded shot clinics, or coalition activity to vaccinate underserved and uninsured children, adolescents, and/or adults Grant proposals (log-in required) are due March 1, June 1, and Nov. 1. 

Apply for a Grant

Shot Clinic Action Plan: Use this worksheet to start planning your shot clinic.

Grant proposals (log-in required) are accepted on or before March 1, June 1, and Nov. 1. Be Wise will award grants three times annually following these submission deadlines. TMAF should receive grant applications by a submission deadline that is four to six months in advance of a shot clinic to ensure adequate time to process funding before the event.

Grant cycle   Application deadline   Grant notification on or before   Grant funding awarded on or before
Spring   March 1, 2019   May 1, 2019   June 15, 2019
Summer   June 1, 2019   Aug. 1, 2019   Sept. 15, 2019
Fall   Nov. 1, 2019   Jan. 1, 2020   Feb. 15, 2020

For help planning a vaccination event, check out the Be Wise — Immunize Quick Start Manual: A Step-by-Step Vaccination Outreach Guide.  

For more information, contact Tammy Wishard, TMA’s outreach coordinator, at (512) 370-1470. 

Preparing for Your Event

Local Impact Grant Checklist: Follow this step-by-step guide to planning your event.

Sample Letters to Request Donations for Your Event:  

Educational Materials/Merchandise Order Form (PDF): TMA’s one-stop shop to order your Be Wise promotional and educational materials, and giveaways for the kids, and to reserve our bee mascot costume.

Sample news release: Publicize your event using this sample news release.

Photo release forms: Children (English and Spanish), or adult (English and Spanish). Taking photos at your event is important. TMA can use these in our publications or you can send them to the newspaper for follow-up coverage of your event. Use this form to permission to photograph a child or adult. Without this form, a photograph cannot be reprinted.

Event Photography Tips: Use these tips to capture winning photos at your event.

Read What Others are Saying About the Local Impact Grants

 Local Impact Grants Awarded

In April, the TMA Foundation approved these Be Wise – Immunize Local Impact Grants to help TMA Family members host events to vaccinate Texans:  

See all the Be Wise — Immunize Local Impact Grant Recipients

2018 Grant Recipients

2017 Grant Recipients

2016 Grant Recipients

2015 Grant Recipients

2014 Grant Recipients 

2013 Grant Recipients   

2012 Grant Recipients  


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Last Updated On

May 03, 2019

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