Steuben County receives, allocates COVID-19 vaccine response grant

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STEUBEN COUNTY, N.Y. (WETM) – The Steuben County Legislature has accepted and appropriated a COVID-19 Vaccine Response Grant administered by the New York State Department of Health.

The grant is worth $106,360.55 that is dedicated to “promoting and increasing COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccine uptake, with emphasis on racial, ethnic minority, and people with disabilities.”

The funds were appropriated across various county health department budgets over the next three years.

  • 2021 Public Health & Nursing Services COVID-10 CVDVAX Project Budget: $20,000
  • 2022 Public Health & Nursing Services COVID-10 CVDVAX Project Budget: $40,000
  • 2023 Public Health & Nursing Services COVID-10 CVDVAX Project Budget: $30,000
  • 2024 Public Health & Nursing Services COVID-10 CVDVAX Project Budget: $16,305

The funding was unanimously approved by the Steuben County Legislature on Monday morning.

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