The EXCITE Newsletter: June 10th, 2021

Good morning,

We have a few items this week. The first is a reminder about the Activity 1 and Activity 2 Grantee Kickoff Events (registration below). As a reminder, Activity 1 projects can join June 10th OR June 14th for their kickoff event. Activity 2 Projects should join on June 23rd. We ask that you help us ensure that all of your team members that plan on participating register for the appropriate event(s).

As with the rest of the EXCITE project, our website ( is a rapidly-moving work-in-progress. Aaron Weibe (Extension Foundation) has made some recent updates to reorganize content for us. Namely, links to upcoming events are now up top alongside quick links to the salient reporting broken out by project type. The Landscape reporting link continues to be a place to upload and share resources and programs created with capacity funds, and soon we’ll have direct links for EXCITE Activity 1 and 2 reporting.

Lastly, the CDC has provided additional COVID-19 resources that are listed below.

My best,

Michelle Rodgers

Associate Dean and Director

University of Delaware

EXCITE Project Director

Kathryn “Katie” Stofer, PhD

Assistant Project Director for Immunization Education, EXCITE

Research Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist

University of Florida

Upcoming Events

EXCITE Activity 1 Grantee Kickoff

June 10th OR June 14th

2 PM – 4 PM Eastern


EXCITE Activity 2 Grantee Kickoff

June 23rd

2 PM – 4 PM Eastern


CDC COVID-19 Resources

Updated as of June 9, 2021

CDC Connections

COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance

Communication Toolkits, Social Media, & Other Resources

COVID-19 Publications

CDC Partnerships

Other Rural Resources