Skip to main content

Blog

Community Health Centers to Receive More than $1.3 billion to Fight COVID-19


04.08.20

WASHINGTON, DC – Community health centers (CHC) play a vital role in our nation’s COVID-19 response. To help our community health centers during this pandemic, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced more than $1.3 billion in awards from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, also known as “Phase 3” of COVID-19 response by Congress. This funding will go to 1,387 community health centers.

CHCs are only funded until the end of November. In a recent interview, Energy and Commerce Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) criticized the short-term funding for community health centers. Walden would like to see these critical centers—on the front lines of COVID-19—to have stable funding for four or five years.

HHS also announced this week that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is awarding $186 million to the front lines.

CLICK HERE to see where the money is going for health centers

Additional COVID-19 Resources:

E&C Republicans COVID-19 page

CDC COVID-19 website

CDC Sending Millions More to Front Lines


Subcommittees
Health (116th Congress)

Issues
COVID-19
Blog