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HHS Awards $100M to ~1,300 Health Centers for Screening, Testing

March 24, 2020, 2:48 PM

Community health centers, which provide primary care for 28 million people, are receiving a total of $100 million to combat COVID-19, according to HHS.

  • The money will be divided among about 1,300 centers and will help them expand testing and screening, purchase personal protective equipment like masks, and provide safety education
  • The funding comes from a supplemental appropriation signed into law March 6
  • “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,” HHS Sec. Alex Azar says in statement

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Laura Curtis

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