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Local Community Health Centers to Receive More Than $90 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding to Expand Access to COVID-19 Vaccines

By March 30, 2021 No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                      

March 30, 2021

 

 

SAN PEDRO, Calif. – Today, Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán announced community health centers that serve her constituents will receive $90.77 million in American Rescue Plan funds to expand their COVID-19 vaccination and treatment operations. The resources are part of the American Rescue Plan’s investments to expand access to vaccines in underserved communities.

 

“Our Community Health Centers have been crucial in responding to COVID-19 in my district and have provided critical healthcare services for a long time in our communities,” Congresswoman Barragán said. “More help is on the way for our community health centers through the American Rescue Plan, providing additional resources so they can increase their ability to get more shots in arms and save more lives from this pandemic.”

 

The following Federally Qualified Health Centers, which serve the people of California’s 44th Congressional District within Los Angeles County, have received the below funds from the American Rescue Plan:

 

  • The R.O.A.D.S, Foundation, Inc: $2,137,000
  • Behavioral Health Services Inc: $1,450,750
  • The Children’s Clinic: $7,213,125
  • AltaMed Health Services Corporation: $36,263,250
  • APLA Health & Wellness: $2,378,000
  • Benevolence Industries Incorporated: $2,655,875
  • Los Angeles Christian Health Centers: $2,902,875
  • St. John’s Well Child and Family Center: $19,994,125
  • Watts Healthcare Corporation: $4,271,750
  • Harbor Community Clinic: $1,797,250
  • South Bay Family Health Care Center: $3,388,875
  • Northeast Community Clinic: $3,704,250
  • Wilmington Community Clinic: $2,613,750

 

A full list of funding through the American Rescue Plan for California’s Federally Qualified Health Centers can be found here.

 

The health centers can use the funding to expand COVID-19 vaccinations, testing and treatment for vulnerable populations; deliver preventive and primary health care services to people at higher risk for COVID-19; and expand health centers’ operational capacity during the pandemic and beyond, including modifying and improving physical infrastructure and adding mobile vaccination units.

 

 

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Nanette Diaz Barragán is proud to represent California’s 44th Congressional District, which includes the communities of Carson, Compton, Florence-Firestone, Lynwood, North Long Beach, Rancho Dominguez, San Pedro, South Gate, Walnut Park, Watts, Willowbrook and Wilmington.  She serves as chairwoman of the House Homeland Security Committee’s Subcommittee on Border Security.