The Kentucky Association of Health Plans (KAHP), a trade association representing all commercial insurers and Medicaid managed care organizations in the Commonwealth, launched its “Healthy Back-to-School” grant program, an initiative aimed at increasing vaccine access and acceptance by empowering local schools with funding for vaccine incentives.

Individual schools or school districts can apply on the KAHP webpage to receive a supply of $20 Mastercard gift cards to be given out at school vaccination events for individuals receiving a COVID-19 first dose vaccination or a booster.

KAHP has been engaged in a 14-phase effort, including a Kentucky Sports Radio vaccine tour, theme park vacation getaway drawing, gas card giveaways, nonprofit vaccine clinic competitions with large grant payouts and more. 

KAHP also is funding gift card incentives for the Statewide COVID-19 Vaccine Extravaganza, currently being held in conjunction with 16 health departments across the state. To learn more about both opportunities, visit