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.
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Additional COVID-19 Resources:
E&C Republicans COVID-19 page
CDC COVID-19 website