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Congresswoman secures funding for COVID-19 vaccine outreach

Danbury-based Connecticut Institute for Communities has been awarded a $3-million federal grant.  The funding will be used for COVID-19 vaccine outreach to the city’s most vulnerable families in traditionally underserved neighborhoods.  A new vaccine center will target the hard-to-reach communities.  They will also send out newsletters and direct mail.  The federal money can also be used to hire staff and add mobile units. The $3 million award to CIFC is part of a larger $11 million allotment secured by 5th District Congresswoman Jahana Hayes for three other community health centers in Waterbury, Torrington and Plainville.  The money was included in the American Rescue Plan passed in March.

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