The federal COVID-19 Pandemic Assistance and Vaccination Equity (PAVE) supplemental funding program provides funding for many different organizations to help more Kansans get vaccinated against COVID-19. PAVE focuses on funding local efforts to expand vaccine programs and ensure greater equity and access to vaccines by those disproportionately affected by the pandemic, including high-risk and underserved populations such as racial and ethnic minorities and rural communities.
Ready to Apply?
A new application form will be coming soon. In the meantime, review the application process and reporting procedures outlined on this page.
For assistance with the PAVE application process, language translation services, or accessibility support, call 866-534-3463 or email the PAVE team.
Si necesita ayuda con el proceso para solicitar una subvención con el programa PAVE, incluídos servicios de traducción en su idioma o de accesibilidad, Llamar 866-534-3463 o envíanos un correo electrónico.
Application Process & Reporting Procedures
Many organizations are eligible for PAVE funding, including the following:
- Colleges & Universities
- Community Organizations
- Faith-Based Organizations
- Kansas Tribes
- Local Government Groups
- Medical and Nurse Associations
- County Health Departments are not eligible to apply.
This is an open application process that began March 1, 2021 and will continue through October 31, 2024, or until funds are expended. Applications are considered in the order they are received. The application is currently being updated. Watch for a new application form coming soon.
How will the Funds be Dispersed?
Payments are issued on a quarterly advance basis, with the first payment equal to 25 percent of the awarded amount.
- The amount of subsequent payments is determined by reported expenditures.
- Recipients may request a specific advance for PAVE payment if needed to meet immediate obligations.
- An applicant must have a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) or a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) to receive payments.
- Be sure to review and adhere to the grant usage and restriction guidelines, as well as the federal and state reporting and compliance requirements.
Requested funds must be utilized to support and strengthen critical immunization planning and implementation requirements and activities to ensure effective and efficient COVID-19 vaccination distribution.
This includes expanding the existing immunization infrastructure, engaging in additional partnerships, and implementing and evaluating new strategies to reach affected populations, such as those who many be vaccine-hesitant, and those who are in racial and ethnic or other minority groups.
Examples of allowable PAVE costs include, but are not limited to the following:
- Local education campaigns to increase vaccine confidence and combat misinformation.
- Support to adopt materials for target audiences, including language translation.
- Media buys such as radio and television ads.
- Sessions with trusted leaders among underserved and/or affected communities to better understand community needs. Examples include town hall meetings, focus groups, and round table discussions.
- COVID-19 vaccination supplies including personal protecting equipment, sanitation, oxygen tanks/bottles, and injection site medical supplies for vaccine events.
- Space rental for vaccine events, training, education, and focus groups.
- Assistance in providing access to vaccination activities, including transportation and mileage reimbursement (at the federal rate or according to agency policy, whichever is less).
- Coverage of transportation costs such as bus fare vouchers, ride share programs, and taxi fare. Note: Uber and Lyft offer free ride programs for vaccination.
- Personnel Examples include meeting facilitators, vaccinators, and translators.
PAVE funds are not allowed to be used for food or drinks, construction costs, purchase of vehicles, personal care outside of vaccination events, and vaccine incentives.
PAVE funds cannot replace other federal, state, or local funds that would otherwise be available for the proposed COVID-19 related activities. Applicants may not reduce or reallocate federal, state, or local funds for a particular activity or purchase specifically because PAVE funds are available.
A completed PAVE Post Project Impact Report is required to be submitted once awarded grant funds are spent. Additionally, monthly Financial Status Reports are required on the 15th of each month and must include supporting documentation in order to be reimbursed for expenses. Financial Status Reports will no longer be required once the project incurs no further costs.
Note: Both reports are included in the application packet (PDF) for reference.
All award recipients must comply with the PAVE program requirements and related federal award guidance. Recipients must comply with the applicable provisions of the Federal Office of Management and Budget’s Uniform Guidance for Federal Awards, 2 CFR Part 200, which includes maintaining appropriate programmatic and financial records. PAVE funds must be tracked and accounted for separate from an organization’s general operating funds.
Email the PAVE program with any questions.
Federal Funding Disclosure
The Pandemic Assistance and Vaccine Equity Grant program is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $79,278,482 with 100 percent funded by the CDC/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by the CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, visit the CDC website.