Kaptur Announces Over $3.5 Million in Federal Funds to Support Northern Ohio Community Health Centers During Coronavirus Pandemic

April 7, 2020
Press Release
Democrats fought to secure increased funding for community health centers in the CARES Act

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur announced $3,539,665 in federal funding for community health centers across Northern Ohio as a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) passed last month by Congress. The legislation included approximately $200 billion for hospitals, health systems, and health research and expanded funding for the personal protective equipment desperately needed by health care workers, including ventilators, N95 masks, gowns, gloves, and more. The funding is being administered by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

 

“Our community health centers and the health professionals who keep them running are our most precious assets in the fight against COVID-19,” said Rep. Kaptur. “It is absolutely critical that they receive the necessary resources to get the equipment and support they need. Each day, frontline health workers put their own health and safety on the line to save others in their community – for this, we will be eternally grateful. They are heroes on the ramparts of this fight, and it is our duty to support them. I’m glad to see this funding getting dispersed without delay and I will work tirelessly to ensure our community health centers and health workers continue to receive the support they deserve.”  

 

Grant recipients and amounts below:

 

Toledo:

  • Neighborhood Health Association of Toledo, Inc: $727,910

 

Sandusky:

  • Family Health Services of Erie County: $590,780
  • Erie County Community Health Center: $603,560

 

Cleveland:

  • Neighborhood Health Care, Inc.: $834,185

 

Lorain:

  • Lorain County Health & Dentistry: $783,230

 

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