Sumary of South Dakota to get $16 million in federal COVID-19 funding:
- The announcement from the White House Tuesday says the award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will help support local efforts that are focused on creating greater equity and access to COVID-19 vaccines for those disproportionately affected by the virus..
- The money is part of $3 billion in funding the CDC gave to 64 jurisdictions to boost vaccine distribution efforts, according to the White House release..
- “This investment will support state and local health departments and community-based organizations as they work on the frontlines to increase vaccine access, acceptance and uptake.”.
- Goals for the funding say 75% must focus on specific programs and initiatives intended to increase vaccine access among racial and ethnic minority communities…