On May 13, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced the availability of $12 million in available grant funding for community planning activities under the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (R-CORP).
With 252 COVID-19 cases as of April 10, Johnson County, Kan. had the second most confirmed cases in the state. The county board approved a grant from its reserves of up to $400,000 to enable between 3,000 and 5,000 additional tests. The county has also launched new testing plans to significantly increase its testing capabilities.
America’s counties are on the front lines of our nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. During this unprecedented public health emergency and the aftermath of an economic crisis, counties are committed to strong intergovernmental cooperation to mitigate COVID-19 and its far-reaching impacts on America’s people and places.