In partnership with Uber, PayPal and Walgreens, LISC has created the Vaccine Access Fund to support free Uber rides to and from COVID-19 vaccine sites for people in communities hardest hit by the pandemic, especially Black and Latinx adults and adults with low incomes. LISC is providing grants to:
- Compensate partner organizations for the cost of rides they book (in advance of monthly billing to the organization by Uber Health); and
- Support staffing and other operational costs for qualifying organizations
The program is open from April 12, 2021 through September 30, 2021, with opportunities to continue ride-booking through December 31, 2021 as needed.
- Racial/Health Equity: The Vaccine Access Fund prioritizes grantees that are led by or serve Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC). Only organizations demonstrating a history of engagement with communities of color and low-income communities hard hit by the pandemic will be considered for grants.
- Non-profit Status: LISC is only able to consider organizations with 501c3 non-profit status through this intake process.
- Scale: LISC is prioritizing grantees that are well-positioned to coordinate at least 3,000 rides (a ride is defined as a one-way trip, so most vaccine appointments will require two rides for roundtrip transport). We are not able to work with grantees able to book fewer than 1,000 rides. We encourage partnerships between community-based organizations to achieve required scale.
- Geography: LISC is currently prioritizing grants to organizations working in areas where it has a local office presence: https://www.lisc.org/our-reach/. Availability of Uber drivers, to be confirmed by Uber, and need for transportation resources to support equitable vaccine deployment are additional geographic criteria.
HOW TO APPLY:
Visit here for more information and application to apply for this grant.