Today, U.S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn announced more than half a million dollars in coronavirus supplemental funding for Community Health Centers (CHCs) in the sixth congressional district. These funds are part of the total $100 million appropriated for CHCs in the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, which was Congress’ first response to COVID-19, enacted on March 6th.
“The first COVID-19 response package provided $8.3 billion in supplemental grants and expanded telemedicine services to CHCs for the development of treatments and prevention, preparedness, and response measures. Congress passed a second package, which was enacted on March 18th, that ensures free coronavirus testing, increases support for Medicaid, provides for two weeks of paid sick leave and up to three months of family and medical leave, enhances unemployment insurance, and strengthens nutrition initiatives including SNAP.
“I am pleased these discretionary funds are being disseminated quickly. Community Health Centers are on the front lines of the current crisis and their infrastructure is being strained beyond capacity. This vital funding is a good first step in aiding health care providers as they continue to serve rapidly increasing medical needs.
“Last night, the Senate agreed to a third round of funding. I plan to vote for the agreement and will continue to advocate in Congress for additional support to health care providers so that they are prepared to treat each patient in need of medical care. Community Health Centers have always been an effective means to reach underserved communities, and their service is needed now more than ever.”
Here is a list of the current grant recipients.
|GRANT NAME||LOCATION||AWARD AMOUNT|
|FETTER HEALTH CARE NETWORK, INC.||Charleston, S.C.||$77,588|
|GENESIS HEALTHCARE, INC.||Columbia, S.C.||$56,185|
|EAU CLAIRE COOPERATIVE HEALTH CENTER||Columbia, S.C.||$110,318|
|SOUTH CAROLINA PRIMARY HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION||Columbia, S.C.||$57,322|
|LOW COUNTRY HEALTH CARE SYSTEM, INC.||Fairfax, S.C.||$65,889|
|FAMILY HEALTH CENTERS, INC.||Orangeburg, S.C.||$70,910|
|TANDEM HEALTH SC||Sumter, S.C.||$68,135|