Meriden Health District To Receive Funds To Fight Pandemic | #students | #parents

MERIDEN, CT — The state has approved $20 million in funding for 21 local health districts to fight the pandemic. The funds are allocated as part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity Cooperative Agreement.

Meriden will receive $364,847 through the program.

The funding is intended to be used for enhanced laboratory volume and capacity, contact tracing, preventing transmission, among other measures.

“Ensuring the availability of these resources at the local level is critical to our response efforts,” Gov. Ne Lamont said in a statement. “We know that our municipalities, health districts, and local service organizations know their communities best. I’m pleased we’ve been able to engage them in the community resource coordinator program and allocate funding to support them in combating COVID-19. Everyone in Connecticut should know that it’s safe to get tested – and if you need to stay home, we can support you, and our contact tracers are an important part of getting you what you need.”

The funding will be distributed over three years.

While the deadline to apply for funding was October 16, any health district that hasn’t applied is strongly encouraged to reach out to the Connecticut Department of Public Health and file their application as soon as possible. Inquiries should be directed to

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