Money From Federal Omnibus Bill Coming To Frederick County

It’s expected to be used for three local projects.

Frederick, Md (KM) Some local projects will benefit from the federal omnibus bill passed late last year by Congress and signed into law by the President. Frederick County is expected to receive $1.8-million in community project funding.

Officials say $869,968 of that amount will be used equip a new Emergency Operations Center with technology and equipment in a centralized location. The existing Emergency Operations Center  operates out of a an adapted  classroom, and that’s not large enough for personnel to handle large-scale events.

In addition, .$699,000 will go toward medical and other equipment for the County’s Crisis Stabilization Center. When it opens, officials say  the center ill provide a  24-hour program to divert individuals in crisis or with a substance abuse  away from hospital emergency rooms.

And $280,000 will be used to engineer and design a portion of the Frederick and Pennsylvania Railroad Trail from the Fountain Rock Nature Center to Heritage Farm Park. When the entire trail is completed, it will connect the City of Frederick’s planned trails to the town of Walkersville.

By Kevin McManus