Vaccine Equity Engagement Program

The Vaccine Equity Engagement Program provides an opportunity for non-profit organizations interested in hosting a vaccination clinic, in partnership with the OC Health Care Agency, to earn a coordination fee of $20 for every individual who receives either the first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine (with a preferred minimum of 50 individuals registered).

To qualify for the coordination fee, partner organizations must:

  • Be in good standing with the County of Orange
  • Submit a completed inquiry by visiting
  • Use the County’s digital platform (Othena) for sign-up and event scheduling features
  • Submit a W-9 form to include remit-to details
  • Actively engage individuals to receive the vaccine (a minimum of 50 appointments is preferred to coordinate a clinic for your group/location)
  • Recommend an ideal facility or site that meets the safety and experience guidelines including but not limited to:
    • Indoor or shaded space that avoids too much exposure to inclement weather and in general supports an ideal working and patient experience
    • Toilets and hand-washing facilities
    • Janitorial and other building maintenance
    • Adequate parking for personnel and visitors
    • Well-lit and/or clear pathways

Primary exclusions from this program:

  • Community clinics and organizations that already provide similar COVID-response services under an existing contractual agreement with the County of Orange
  • Health systems and healthcare providers
  • Government entities
  • For-profit organizations
  • Any individual residents
  • Host facilities supporting the vaccine clinic operations without direct and active ongoing participation in helping people find open vaccine appointments
  • Vaccine clinic events occurring outside of Orange County, CA

Submit your request to host a vaccination clinic today by visiting  A community coordinator will respond to all inquiries within 24 business hours.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the purpose of the Vaccine Equity Engagement Program?

The purpose of the program is to support education systems and non-profit organizations in assisting residents with access to the COVID-19 vaccine and strengthening communities.

What are the effective dates of the program?

The program will apply to activities performed from May 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021.

How much funding is available for the Vaccine Equity Engagement Program and where does it come from?

The program’s $4.5 million funding is made available from the State of California’s Government Operations Agency to increase vaccine engagement with a focus on populations in hard-hit areas and other efforts to meet the state’s equity goals.

How will organizations be able to promote their event?

Organizations will receive a media resource kit which includes flyer templates, digital graphics, sample messages and videos to share with community members.

Who will be managing the distribution of grant funds?

County has entered into an agreement with Multi-Ethnic Collaborative of Community Agencies (MECCA) to act as a third-party administrator (TPA) to distribute awards. HCA will confirm the amount earned for vaccine administration activities performed between May 1, 2021-December 31, 2021 and organizations will be notified via email of the expected payment for their coordination efforts.