WARREN, Pa. (Erie News Now) – WarrenVAX, also know as the COVID-19 Advisory Group, announced the award of a $100,000 grant to provide for the advocacy group, and the Warren County Development Association (WCDA).
The WCDA program addresses mental health in the wake of the pandemic.
The grant funding was provided by the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health (PORH).
WarrenVAX will utilize half the grand funding to promote vaccine awareness, booster utilization, and vaccination events.
Up to $43,000 of the grant will be allocated for mental health programs to help address the mental health effects of the pandemic on communities.
The grant could potentially fund several projects to address mental health in Warren County, including strategic planning initiatives.