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Rural Health Clinic Vaccine Confidence (RHCVC) Program

Program Summary

The Rural Health Clinic Vaccine Confidence (RHCVC) Program supports vaccine outreach in rural communities. These efforts include the following:

  • Helping to increase vaccine confidence and uptake;
  • Improving health care in rural areas;
  • Reinforcing basic messages about prevention and treatment of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases;
  • Accessing vaccinations;
  • Education and outreach efforts around vaccine benefits and safety;
  • Vaccine promotion;
  • Providing information to rural residents about how and where to get vaccinated; and
  • Coordinating with existing vaccination sites and public health partners to identify isolated and/or vaccine hesitant populations.

The RHCVC Program is a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) initiative to improve vaccine confidence and counter vaccine hesitancy in rural communities where COVID-19 vaccine uptake lags in comparison to more populated areas.

The program will address health equity gaps by offering support and resources to medically underserved rural communities.

Program Details

Over 1,980 CMS-certified RHCs applied for grants through the RHCVC Program. HRSA made grant awards to RHC organizations based on the number of certified clinic sites they operate, providing approximately $49,500 per clinic site.

See the total funding by state

Application Information:


Fiscal Technical Assistance Webinar

HRSA is offering RHC Vaccine Confidence recipients the opportunity to participate in an OPTIONAL proactive preventative Fiscal Technical Assistance (FTA) webinar. The purpose of this FTA webinar is to ensure that RHCVC recipients have the tools and information necessary to efficiently and effectively manage, track, and report on HRSA grant funds.

Date and Time: November 16th, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET

Join the webinar. HRSA Exit Disclaimer

  • Dial-in Toll-Free #: 833-568-8864
  • Meeting ID: 160 445 1712
  • Passcode:  71226062

Quarter Review Regional Calls

The first quarter review regional calls took place October 21st – 29th and provided grantees with an opportunity to share early program successes. The link below has a recording of key program updates shared on the calls.

RHCVC Program First Quarter Review Regional Call Recording HRSA Exit Disclaimer

HRSA Rural Health Clinic Vaccine Confidence Kick-Off Webinar

RHCVC Program Kick Off Webinar Recording HRSA Exit Disclaimer

HRSA Rural Health Clinic Vaccine Confidence Technical Assistance Webinar

RHCVC Program Technical Assistance Webinar Recording HRSA Exit Disclaimer

RHCVC Program Technical Assistance Webinar Slides (PDF - 1.4 MB)

Please contact for additional information. Applicant Overview Technical Assistance Webinar

RHCVC Program Applicant Overview Webinar Recording HRSA Exit Disclaimer

RHCVC Program Applicant Overview Webinar Slides (PDF - 5 MB)*

Please contact or 800-518-4726 for additional questions.

More Information

Disparities in COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage Between Urban and Rural Counties – United States, December 14, 2020 – April 10, 2021 (CDC/MMWR, May 2021)

Vaccine Hesitancy for COVID-19: State, County, and Local Estimates (HHS/ASPE March 2021)

HHS-Funded COVID-19 Vaccine Outreach

COVID-19 Public Education Campaign

We Can Do This, Rural Community Toolkit

Vaccinate with Confidence

NIH’s Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL)

RHIhub, COVID-19 Vaccination in Rural Areas HRSA Exit Disclaimer


If you have questions or concerns regarding this program, please email

Subscribe to RHC Vaccine Confidence Program Listserv for HRSA RHCVC Program updates.

*Persons using assistive technology may not be able to fully access information in this file. For assistance, please email Lisa Chechile or call 301-443-0835.

Date Last Reviewed:  November 2021