Collier leaders close grant with CDC after outcry from ‘freedom group’

  • Collier governing administration is refunding $167,000 in grant funding from the U.S. Centers for Illness Regulate and Avoidance.
  • Which is the total invested by grant recipients, the Immokalee-based mostly nonprofit Healthcare Network considering that final year.
  • The remainder of the COVID-19 Added Mile Migrant Farmworker grant will be canceled.
  • The total grant awarded for a 4-yr time period was $1.2 million.

Collier County is saying “no” to a federal grant for health instruction just after outcry from people who said the grant’s major priority is to persuade migrant employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

The Collier County Commission voted unanimously to refund $167,000 of the COVID-19 Extra Mile Migrant Farmworker grant and terminate the remainder of $1.2 million grant from the CDC.

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