ACAP receives $200,000 for health care outreach

6 years ago

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently awarded $200,000 to the Aroostook County Action Program, according to U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King in an announcement on June 2.

This funding, allocated through the department’s Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant Program, will assist ACAP in connecting individuals with local and statewide health services.

“Access to high-quality, affordable health care is essential to the well-being of Mainers across the state,” said Collins and King in a joint statement. “For nearly half a century, ACAP has helped keep Aroostook County healthy by connecting families and individuals with health and nutrition programs.”

Founded in 1972, ACAP has provided the people of Aroostook County with services and resources that help individuals and families achieve greater economic independence. ACAP provides guidance to the community in responding to emerging human needs in the areas of community health, early childhood care and education, energy and housing, and workforce development services.