Montgomery Co. Asian American Health Initiative Awards $1M in COVID Grants

Montgomery County’s Asian American Health Initiative (AAHI) recently awarded $1 million in COVID-19 relief grants to local community organizations that serve the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.

COVID-19 Test vial with negative checkThe grants will be used for activities related to COVID-19 education and outreach related vaccinations and testing. Funding for the AAHI COVID-19 Relief Fund was allocated after the Montgomery County Council approved a series resolutions providing funding for AAHI to develop a linguistically and culturally appropriate response to COVID-19. Funding came from the County’s general fund, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

county press release stated:

Recognizing the need for tailored services and outreach, AAHI partnered with the Primary Care Coalition of Montgomery County (PCC), to develop and administer the COVID-19 Relief Fund for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Through a competitive grants process, AAHI- and PCC-requested proposals from eligible organizations to provide COVID-19 related services, which included, but were not limited to, culturally appropriate outreach activities, testing and vaccinations, outreach and education, mental health, anti-harassment/anti-hate, and social service support. A total of 42 organizations submitted applications and 11 organizations received funding.

The organizations who received funding are:

Learn more about Montgomery County’s Asian American Health Initiative.

Read the full press release.