Scott Announces $1.85 Million in Funding for Community Health Centers in Hampton Roads to Combat COVID-19
NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded $1,856,770 to two Community Health Centers in Hampton Roads. The Peninsula Institute for Community Health was awarded $1,055,315 and the Portsmouth Community Health Center was awarded $801,455 to assist in the local response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This additional funding was included in the recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act.
“I was pleased to see our local community health centers receive these critical funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the CARES Act. These two health centers will be able to use these additional funds to help detect, diagnose, and treat COVID-19 while also maintaining or increasing staffing levels as they continue to respond to this unprecedent public health crisis. Both of these health centers are on the frontlines of stopping the spread of COVID-19 and they need every resource possible to help stop the spread of the coronavirus in the Hampton Roads community. As Congress begins to prepare the next coronavirus response package, I will continue to fight for additional funding for our frontline health care workers, hospitals and community health centers. ”
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