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February 11, 2021 - ANNOUNCEMENT

request for proposals are now open!

Wichita State University Community Engagement Institute (WSU CEI) is helping the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) distribute funds to clinics and organizations with the goals of:

  1. ​Increasing vaccine rates and/or

  2. Decreasing vaccine hesitancy.

 

Applications will be accepted until funding is expended. Applications will be considered in the order in which they are received.

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November 12, 2021 - ANNOUNCEMENT

round 2 application deadline extended to november 19, 2021

Wichita State University Community Engagement Institute (WSU CEI) is helping the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) distribute $3,000,000 in grants over the next three years to clinics and organizations with the goals of 1) increasing vaccine rates and/or 2) decreasing vaccine hesitancy.  

The second application round deadline has been extended to 

November 19, 2021 at 5 p.m. CT.

Award announcements will be made on December 17, 2021.

Please stay tuned to the Increase the Reach website for additional updates. 

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October 18, 2021 - ANNOUNCEMENT

now accepting round 2 applications

Wichita State University Community Engagement Institute (WSU CEI) is helping the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) distribute $3,000,000 in grants over the next three years to clinics and organizations with the goals of 1) increasing vaccine rates and/or 2) decreasing vaccine hesitancy.  

The second round of applications for the Increase the Reach Request for Proposals (RFP) is now open.

Proposals will be accepted until 5 p.m. CT on November 12.

Overview webinars are scheduled to help provide additional context and answer questions from potential applicants. The scheduled webinars are going to be held: 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2021 - nOON-1 P.M.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2021 - 6 P.M.-7 P.M.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Please stay tuned to the Increase the Reach website for additional updates. 

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September 27, 2021 - NEWS

Governor Laura Kelly Announces New Grant Program for Organizations Promoting Health Equity, Vaccinations

To bolster local organizations supporting health equity in communities across Kansas, Governor Laura Kelly today announced the “Increase the Reach” Grant Initiative.  

“Our community-based health organizations address critical needs, and the Increase the Reach grants will help them empower their constituents to stay safe by getting vaccinated,” said Governor Laura Kelly. “The COVID vaccine is safe, effective, free, and our best tool to beat this virus once and for all. I implore all Kansans to get vaccinated as soon as possible and encourage eligible organizations to apply for this new health equity initiative.”

The “Increase the Reach” Initiative, launching today through a partnership between the Wichita State University Community Engagement Institute and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), provides an additional opportunity for community-based organizations to receive funding to continue their vital work in promoting health equity through vaccinations. The program specifically aims to reach socially vulnerable populations and those experiencing low vaccination rates, including both racial and ethnic minority populations as well as rural communities.

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September 20, 2021 - ANNOUNCEMENT

second round of application key dates announced

Wichita State University Community Engagement Institute (WSU CEI) is helping the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) distribute $3,000,000 in grants over the next three years to clinics and organizations with the goals of 1) increasing vaccine rates and/or 2) decreasing vaccine hesitancy.  

A second Request for Proposals (RFP) release is scheduled for October 18 and will close on November 12.

The first round of proposals will open on September 27 and will close October 15. 

Stay tuned to the Increase the Reach website for additional updates. 

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September 16, 2021 - NEWS

Increase the reach webinars scheduled

Wichita State University Community Engagement Institute (WSU CEI) is helping the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) distribute $3,000,000 in grants over the next three years to clinics and organizations with the goals of 1) increasing vaccine rates and/or 2) decreasing vaccine hesitancy.  

 

WSU CEI will release the request for proposals (RFP) on September 27. There will be two identical informational webinars to answer questions for prospective applicants.   

  • september 27, 2021 from 3-4 p.m.  click here  to register.

  • september 28, 2021 from 6-7 p.m. click here to register.

  • OCTOBER 5, 2021 from 1-2 p.m. click here to register.

  • OCTOBER 7, 2021 from 5-6 p.m. click here to register.