Apply by Sept. 1: Start a Vaccine Clinic with TMAF Local Impact Grant

As part of the Texas Medical Association’s Vaccines Defend What Matters campaign, the TMA Foundation offers grants of up to $3,500 to fund vaccination activities, educational resources, and community outreach events. The final round of those 2021 Local Impact Grants is now open for applications.

County medical societies, TMA Alliance chapters, medical student chapters, and TMA member-physician practices/clinics can apply. Grants can fund initiatives such as shot clinics to vaccinate underserved and uninsured people, events that educate the public about vaccinations, and outreach initiatives that address vaccine hesitancy.

TMA encourages physicians, medical students, and alliance members to apply for grants to fund a variety of vaccine clinics. Applicants who wish to fund a COVID-19 vaccination clinic should confirm with the Texas Department of State Health Services that it has doses before applying for a grant.

Grant applications are due Sept. 1. Priority funding will go to projects focused on areas of greatest need, such as those in counties with low immunization rates and high rates of conscientious exemptions.

Recent grant recipients include: 

  • Bell County Medical Society (Belton): Will provide influenza vaccinations to uninsured, underserved patients seen at the local community health clinic. 

  • Nueces County Medical Society Alliance (Corpus Christi): Plans to provide a free flu vaccine clinic in October to the homeless, uninsured, underserved, and other at-risk populations that Corpus Christi Metro Ministries serves in the community. 

  • UT Medical Branch Galveston: Family Medicine Interest Group: Aims to implement influenza, Tdap, and pneumonia immunization events for underserved/uninsured members of the community this fall, in collaboration with St. Vincent's Student Clinic and The Luke Society Clinic.  

  • City of Victoria: Seeks to provide the flu vaccination at no cost to citizens experiencing homelessness or to low-income individuals or households that do not have access to the flu vaccine.   

Visit the Vaccines Defend What Matters webpage for more information and to apply. For any questions about the applications, email Daniel Marquez.

Last Updated On

August 23, 2021

Originally Published On

August 23, 2021

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