A $940,000 grant announced Monday will fund research by MaineHealth into ways of getting more Mainers tested for COVID-19.

The grant, awarded by the National Institutes of Health and funded by the American Rescue Plan, will go toward a study targeting Maine immigrant, low-income and homeless populations, according to a news release.

Maine Medical Center Research Institute, the research arm of the MaineHealth system’s flagship hospital in Portland, will work with organizations including Preble Street and Greater Portland Health to increase the use of walk-up test sites in the city. Read more