Frederick Increases Transportation Options, Reduces Barriers to Resources

Frederick County’s four new, community-based initiatives connect people to the services they need by removing barriers such as transportation and language. 

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 community-based initiatives connect people to the services they need by removing barriers such as transportation and language. Each is managed by nonprofit organizations.

“These programs will help to lift our families and support our community’s long-term health and well-being,” Executive Gardner said. “We are laying a foundation for a strong and equitable recovery with meaningful and lasting change, so that together we can ensure a bright future for everyone who calls Frederick County home.”

According to the County press release, programs receiving funding include:

The Love for Lochlin Foundation will receive $313,000 to purchase a mobile unit to hold medical and educational clinics in underserved communities. The Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership will receive $295,000 to help youth obtain drivers licenses and to plan next steps toward regular use of a vehicle. United Way of Frederick County will use $250,000 to implement a ride-hailing program, Ride United Network. The Maryland Deaf Community Center will receive up to $500,000 toward establishing a community center in Frederick for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Read the full press release to learn more.

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