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September 02, 2022

News From the District: Congressman Trone Presents Over $1.7 Million in Community Project Funding for Marylanders During Frederick and Montgomery Counties Tour


September 2, 2022

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News From the District: Congressman Trone Presents Over $1.7 Million in Community Project Funding for Marylanders During Frederick and Montgomery Counties Tour

Rep. Trone presented a $850,000 check to the Frederick County Health Department to help build a 24/7 Crisis Stabilization Center, alongside County Executive Jan Gardner and County Council President M.C. Keegan-Ayer. In next year’s federal budget, Trone also requested nearly $700,000 to help equip the center.

FREDERICK, MD — This week, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) visited Frederick and Montgomery Counties to present $1.7 million in Community Project Funding (CPF) for health care and local infrastructure, discuss recovery and mental health services, and visit local businesses. 

On Tuesday, Trone kicked off his tour by presenting an $850,000 CPF check to Frederick County to fund the County Crisis Stabilization Center alongside County Executive Jan Gardner, County Council President M.C. Keegan-Ayer, and team members from the Frederick County Health Department and Mental Health Association. He also discussed their FY23 CPF request of nearly $700,000, which would also be used to procure much-needed equipment for the new center.

Afterward, Trone toured the Continuum Recovery Center of Maryland and spoke with staff and patients about his work in Congress to ensure everyone can access high-quality substance use disorder and mental health treatment. September is National Recovery Month, and Trone leads Congress Goes Purple, where Members of Congress wear purple in order to celebrate Americans in recovery and continue to fight against the drug epidemic.

On Wednesday, Trone held a town hall with Didlake Employees at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Through the AbilityOne program, people with disabilities receive federal employment at NIST with full wages and benefits. Later, Trone visited EveryMind to present $325,000 in CPF funding to be used to build virtual capacity and technology infrastructure for crisis prevention and intervention services.

On Thursday, Trone presented $534,977 in CPF funding to the City of Frederick for its Motter Avenue Area Community Flood Mitigation Project alongside Frederick Mayor Michael O’Connor, members of the Mayor’s administration, and YMCA senior staff. The project will reduce the risk of injury and property damage in the flooding area around the local YMCA. Trone wrapped up his tour by visiting the Middletown Farmers Market to meet with small business owners and farmers alongside Burgess John Miller. 

“Community Project Funding has allowed me to deliver millions of dedicated federal dollars to where it’s needed most, and to those who need it the most. This week, we were able to provide vital funding to bolster mental health and addiction resources to ensure we can reach those in crisis as soon as possible,” said Congressman David Trone. “We’ve also got to ensure our communities can withstand the effects of climate change. The Inflation Reduction Act will support a greener future, and I’m excited to see how this Community Project Funding helps Frederick’s flooding resiliency. From the local level to Congress, we are building a brighter future for Marylanders.” 

“Didlake is honored Congressman Trone visited NIST, one of the many AbilityOne Program contract sites, to see firsthand the impact of employment in the lives of people with disabilities,” said Rachel Payne, Didlake Vice President of Advocacy and Public Policy. “He heard from several employees about their career journeys starting out as janitors and moving into supervisory roles. He also heard about the positive impact on our employees’ personal lives; for example, an employee who was able to move into his own apartment and live independently. Thank you for visiting and for your commitment to promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce.” 

Congressman David Trone was elected to the House of Representatives in November 2018 to serve the 6th District of Maryland, which includes all or part of Montgomery, Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett Counties. Trone serves on the Appropriations, Veterans’ Affairs, and Joint Economic Committees in the 117th Congress. In Congress, Trone is fighting to make progress on issues that matter to Marylanders, including the mental health and addiction crises, criminal justice reform, and funding for medical research.

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