Thursday, Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner announced four initiatives that will be funded through a portion of Frederick County’s $50.4 million American Rescue Plan Act allocation.
“The programs being funded will help to lift our families and support our community’s long-term health and well-being,” Executive Gardner said. “These one-time funds allow Frederick County to respond to the health pandemic, recover from its educational and economic impacts, and lift us higher as we move forward.”
According to a County press release:
These initiatives will lessen disparities in health and educational outcomes in the community. The Housing Authority of the City of Frederick will receive $400,000 over four years to provide accelerated academic programs to students in public housing. The Frederick County Health Care Coalition will receive up to $300,000 in funds this year to address diabetes, which was recently identified as a top priority in the Local Health Improvement Plan. Nutrition programs offered by the Frederick County Senior Services Division will receive a $160,000 to support food delivery to vulnerable seniors. A $250,000 grant will help seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities to stay in their homes through Habitat for Humanity’s Home Repair Program.