Innovative pilot PPP program to equitably address Baltimore Public Health and Employment Challenges mobilized by initial $2M commitment by the Rockefeller Foundation (USA).
Over the course of 12 months, the Baltimore Health Corps will serve three core objectives:
- Job Creation and Skills Training
- Controlling the Spread of Covid-19
- Serving the Social Needs of Baltimore’s most vulnerable.
The City of Baltimore has made a $4.5 million commitment to support this initiative, tapping into its CARES Act Funds. Additional private funders have contributed more than $2.3 million in support and include the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst), the France-Merrick Foundation, the Goldseker Foundation, OSI – Baltimore, the PepsiCo Foundation, the Rauch Foundation, the Stulman Foundation, and the T. Rowe Price Foundation. The Baltimore City Health Department, Jhpiego, the Mayor’s Office for Employment Development, Baltimore Corps, HealthCare Access Maryland, and the Baltimore Civic Fund are partnering to operate the initiative. The total cost of the initiative is $12.4 million, and the City will continue to raise the remaining $3.5 million as the pilot gets underway.