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Grants and In-Kind Support to USA Latinx Youth for Activities
Addressing COVID-19 Within Their Communities

PODER En SALUD (Power In Health)

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Youth Leadership Council

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Grants of $1,000 and in-kind support to USA middle and high school-aged Latinx youth for activities addressing the Coronavirus (COVID-19) within their communities. Teams must include at least two youth and one adult and must be hosted by a nonprofit organization or school. In addition to the cash grant, recipients will receive training in service learning, youth leadership, public health promotion, and more.

The goal of PODER en SALUD, a CDC-funded national program, is to increase the capacity of Latino/Latinx communities at high risk for COVID-19 to effectively respond, through the engagement of trusted community-based organizations, tailored communications, and the mobilization of "Promotores/as" (Health Promoters) trained to deliver COVID-19 prevention messages and community mitigation strategies.


  • A Leadership Team of at least 1 adult mentor and 2 Latinx youth, ages 13-18 committed to work in partnership to change health behaviors in their school and community. (A Leadership Team is needed to apply; additional youth may be recruited as part of the program activities.)
  • School/organizations must serve Latinx communities in New Jersey, Georgia, Texas, or other U.S. locations
  • Hosted by a school or organization to receive and distribute grant funds
  • Dedicated, inspired, and responsive team of youth leaders ready to make a difference
  • A commitment to work WITH the community and national experts to bring positive change

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 199437

Number of Grants:

Thirty teams will be selected to participate.

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Receive a $1,000 grant to fund your project
- Opportunity to share your service-learning project with an international audience virtually
- Opportunity to receive national recognition and share your service-learning project at the 2022 National Service-Learning Conference, April 20-22, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota including three full conference registrations (leader team) and all travel expenses
- Opportunity to be recognized through NYLC’s weekly radio show, The Power of Young People to Change the World
- Be part of PODER en SALUD, a national CDC health equity initiative building Latinx community capacity to respond to COVID-19
- Participate in a cohort of like-minded youth to share your experiences and learn from each other
- Receive training in service-learning, youth leadership, public health promotion, and more
- Gain experience in taking action on a critical issue in your community
- Serve as an example and inspiration to others through websites, press releases, and social media

Term of Contract:

Project completion January - May 2022

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

A Leadership Team of at least 1 adult mentor and 2 Latinx youth, ages 13-18 committed to work in partnership to change health behaviors in their school and community. (A Leadership Team is needed to apply; additional youth may be recruited as part of the program activities.) Groups must be hosted by a school or organization to receive and distribute grant funds

Pre-Application Information:

Applications Due 12/1/21
Notifications Sent Week of 12/6/21
Project Completion January - May 2022

- Leadership Team members attend virtual kickoff training, December 15, 2021
- Conduct community investigation, January 2022
- Submit project plan by the end of January 2022
- Campaign projects created and submitted for approval by April 1, 2022
- Complete a service-learning project focused on COVID-19 messaging to impact health outcomes in your Latinx community (in English and/or Spanish- depending on your community) by the end of the 2020-2021 school year
- Submit monthly progress reports; final report due June 2022
- Participate in one-hour professional development trainings (monthly)
- Participate in asynchronous online discussions to share ideas and provide peer support to other teams and get coaching from NYLC
- Create a virtual Service-Learning Showcase (3-minute video) and participate in the National Service-Learning Conference Virtual Day on April 27, 2022

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Suite 108
Saint Paul, MN 55106

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