Health Center in SL receives COVID-19 funding
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday announced $935,141 in awards to 14 health centers in Iowa stemming from the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020.
United Community Health Center will receive $54,850.
Health center recipients in Iowa may use these awards to address screening and testing needs, acquire medical supplies and boost their telehealth capacity in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.
On Friday, March 6, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020, which provides $8.3 billion in emergency funding for federal agencies to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, including $100 million for HRSA-funded health centers nationwide.
“HRSA-funded health centers have been and will be critical players in our national response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said HHS Secretary Alex Azar. “The new grants we’re releasing today are a rapid injection of resources secured by President Trump from Congress in the supplemental funding bill, building on the strong investments HHS has made in health centers over the years. President Trump has emphasized a whole-of-government, whole-of-America response to the pandemic, and these grants will help health centers, which know the needs and resources of their communities best, to play their part.”