It will use the money to train additional community health workers.
Washington DC (KM) The Asian-American Center of Frederick is receiving some federal money. Sixth District Representative David Trone announced on Friday that the Center is getting $2.4-million from the American Rescue Plan Act to train 150 additional community health workers.
In prepared comments, Representative Trone said the Center is deserving of this support. “This Center plays a vital role in helping those in vulnerable populations access health insurance, interpreter services, and citizenship classes. It provides mentorships, housing assistance, education, employment, and business development services. These are some of the most important and impactful services that can be provided, especially toward immigrant and lower-income populations. With this new funding, the Center can train 150 NEW community health workers and strengthen its existing training programs to serve hundreds, if not thousands, of more Marylanders.”
This is on top of the $1.5- million the Asian-American Center received earlier this year to expand its services, according to Representative Trone’s office.
By Kevin McManus