WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Congressman Anthony Brown (MD-04) joined in applauding the announcement of $3,999,807 in funding for the Prince George’s County Fire and EMS Department’s Office of Minority Health. This new federal funding will provide essential resources and tools to the department to better respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act established through the Prince George's County Health Literacy Enhancement for COVID CARES.
“We are pleased that the Prince George’s County Fire and EMS Department has been awarded nearly $4 million in funding to assist minority communities in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic,” said the lawmakers. “This funding is critical to enhance COVID-19 testing, tracing, and mitigation measures in communities of color and rural populations in our county. We thank the tireless work of the firefighters and EMS professionals during this public health emergency, and believe this additional round of funding will go a long way in protecting our most vulnerable communities.”