To reaffirm her administration’s support for local organizations engaged in efforts to increase COVID-19 vaccinations, Governor Laura Kelly today announced the first round of Pandemic Assistance and Vaccine Equity Grants (PAVE) funding.

“The first round of PAVE grant funds will help our local organizations support their communities to beat this virus once and for all,” said Governor Laura Kelly. “Local organizations know their constituents the best, and my administration is committed to supporting their efforts to increase vaccinations, keep our businesses open, and ensure every Kansan stays safe and healthy.”

This program is specifically dedicated to reaching high-risk communities disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, including underserved populations such as racial and ethnic minorities and rural communities.  The 10 organizations receiving these funds will reach communities across the state to help increase the rate of COVID-19 vaccinations.

These organizations will use funds to provide COVID-19 vaccine education and resources to Hispanic and Black populations, limited English speaking persons, older adults, long-term care facilities, foster parents, single mothers, persons with disabilities, schools, and rural communities. The grant will also fund transportation to vaccination sites and social media messaging and radio ads regarding the importance of vaccination.

A list of first round recipients can be found below:

Pandemic Assistance and Vaccine Equity (PAVE) Grant


Organization Name

Grant Award


Kansas Black Farmers Association



All Services Home Health Care



TFI Family Services



Wonderful Works Deliverance Center COGIC



Pretty Prairie United Methodist Church



ComfortCare Homes



GraceMed Health Clinic, Inc.



Guadalupe Clinic



Sheltered Living, Inc.



Kansas City, KS Public Schools USD 500




Applications can be submitted for consideration to until 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 2021. For more information, to download an application, and to apply, please visit: