WYO HELP awarded $122,000 through COVID-19 Health Disparity Grant

TORRINGTON – WYO HELP has been awarded $122,000 from the Addressing Basic Needs and Social Determinants of Health Grant which is part of the COVID-19 Health Disparity Grant Program.

Wyoming has dedicated $8.1 million of federal funding to help eligible entities build up the health care infrastructure and address historical inequities in their communities. The funding is part of Wyoming’s $38.8 million allocation from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for its COVID-19 Health Disparities Grant. The Align Team manages this portion of the COVID-19 Health Disparities Grant for the Wyoming Department of Health.

WYO HELP plans to use this reimbursable grant to improve food insecurity in the following counties.

Carbon and Goshen Counties

 WYO HELP is working to open a new food pantry in Rawlins. The grant will help to purchase equipment to store and display food and to purchase food to open the pantry and to restock shelves in the Torrington Food Pantry. A limited amount of gift cards to a local grocery store will be provided to qualified candidates in both counties.

Crook, Niobrara, Washakie and Weston Counties

WYO HELP will provide a limited amount of gift cards to a local grocery store to qualified candidates.

To learn more about the COVID-19 Health Disparity Grant Program, please visit https://thealignteam.force.com/fundingprograms/s/.

To learn more about WYO HELP visit https://www.wyohelp.com/.