RI Gives Vax Challenge distributes final $380K in grants to 38 nonprofits

HEALTH OFFICIALS and state leaders are hoping that the federal government’s full approval of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine will encourage more companies to make vaccinations mandatory. / AP FILE PHOTO/TED S. WARREN
PROVIDENCE – The state has distributed the two final rounds of the RI Gives Vax Challenge grant program, the governor’s office announced Wednesday, awarding another 38 nonprofits a combined $380,000 in grants. The grant rounds were triggered by the state surpassing both 20,000 and 25,000 new vaccinations since the incentive program began in July. Each…

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