Local Jersey City organizations will receive mini-grants through a partnership between Uber and the city in order to help educate vulnerable populations about the COVID-19 vaccine.
The announcement comes after Uber and Jersey City partnered to provide 12,000 free rides to Jersey City seniors and frontline workers to local COVID-19 vaccination sites.
“We continue to look for ways to expand our vaccination efforts to make sure that our residents are protected,” said Mayor Steven Fulop. “Building off of the success we had with our first venture with Uber, I am excited to roll out this new program to inform vulnerable populations in Jersey City about the vaccines. Uber has been an excellent partner that is clearly invested in our community.”
$10,000 in grants will be distributed in equal $2,500 mini-grants to Hudson Pride, Greenville Neighborhood Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2294, and Welcome Home, according to a press release.
“The well-being of the communities we serve is a top priority for us,” said spokesperson for Uber New Jersey Alix Anfang. “Our initial partnership with the City of Jersey City was such a success we wanted to expand our community assistance, these grants will enable the city to expand its education efforts and get more people vaccinated to put an end to this virus.”