The site also has a “Vaccination Tracker” and a link to access vax locations.
The group is a separate entity from the NFL … though you must have played or coached in the league to be a member.
Prior to awarding the windfall of cash, the CDC issued a Notice of Intent, announcing the grant.
“The [CDC] intends to award a sole source firm fixed price purchase order to The NFL Alumni Association (NFLA). The overall purpose of this contract is to facilitate collaboration among NFL Alumni and federal state and local public health officials as well as other local leaders to address vaccine hesitancy through communication and engagement with communities less likely to get vaccinated.”
The notice continues … “The CDC Vaccine Task Force will work directly with the NFLA to promote community-level and national COVID-19 education outreach and vaccination acceptance.”
The agreement with former players is interesting, because many current players and coaches are pissed about the NFL’s new COVID vax rules
The league has threatened to take away players’ game checks and even force forfeitures if unvaccinated players cause COVID outbreaks.