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Feds award $1 billion to renovate health centers

Funds will modernize existing infrastructure and cover other COVID-19-related capital needs.


By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor | October 5, 2021
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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded nearly $1 billion to 1,292 health centers for construction and renovation projects.

Health Resources and Services Administration-funded health centers will use the money to construct new facilities, modernize existing infrastructure, and cover other COVID-19-related capital needs. The funds were sourced through the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act and awarded through the Health Resources and Services Administration.

HHS said the money is meant to strengthen the country’s overall healthcare infrastructure and promote health equity among medically underserved communities. Eligible health centers will renovate and expand existing facilities to enhance response to pandemics, and buy new state-of-the-art equipment, including telehealth technology, mobile medical vans, and freezers, to store vaccines.

The awards, amounting to about $954 million, provide up to seven figures to individual HRSA-funded organizations.

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