FORT WORTH (May 4, 2021) – The Tarrant County Community Engagement Alliance Against COVID-19 Disparities (CEAL) Consortium Partners today announced it is seeking trusted community partners in 12 targeted Tarrant County zip codes to create educational opportunities to answer residents’ questions and hear their concerns about COVID-19 and the vaccines.
Financial incentives are available for individuals, businesses, churches, or other community organizations that host an event such as a reception, community meeting or other gathering. Community organizations that have an event already scheduled such as a food drive or health fair are encouraged to pair the event with COVID-19 information and vaccination activities. All in-person events must adhere to CDC recommendations for social distancing, mask wearing, and sanitizing.
The CEAL Consortium Partners will provide community health workers, who already work in these areas, to share information, address concerns and questions, and help people step-by-step to register for the COVID-19 vaccine. Educational materials including handouts, social media content, and other resources will be available.
The financial incentive is to compensate organizers for time, effort, activity expenses, and expertise. Approved expenses for financial incentive funds include refreshments for events, additional creation and printing (or sharing digitally) of flyers, banners, or other materials promoting the event or activity.
Targeted zip codes are:
North South East Fort Worth Arlington
To host an event and receive financial assistance, organizations must apply by emailing or calling 817-451-8740.
The Tarrant County CEAL Consortium Partners include UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth, Tarrant County Public Health, United Way of Tarrant County, YMCA of Fort Worth, DFW Community Health Workers, and Hispanic Wellness Coalition.
The project is funded by the National Institutes for Health.