To reaffirm her administration’s support for local organizations engaged in efforts to increase COVID-19 vaccinations, Governor Laura Kelly today announced the launch of the Pandemic Assistance & Vaccine Equity Grants (PAVE) program. The PAVE program, launching today through a partnership between Governor Kelly and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, provides an additional funding opportunity to local organizations’ vaccine efforts. The program is specifically dedicated to reaching high-risk, vulnerable communities disproportionately affected by the pandemic, including underserved populations such as racial and ethnic minorities and rural communities. Organizations can apply for grants up to $10,000 to support vaccination efforts. Requested funds must be utilized to support vaccine planning and activities to ensure effective and equitable COVID-19 vaccination distribution. Applications must be submitted for consideration to [email protected] by December 31, 2021.