Sarbanes, Maryland Congressional Delegation Announce More Than $8 Million to Support Community Health Centers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 4, 2020
CONTACT: Daniel Jacobs
(202) 225-4016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined the Maryland Congressional Delegation in announcing $8,185,093 in federal funding to bolster Community Health Centers (CHC) across Maryland.

“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, CHCs in Maryland and across the country have played a vital role in providing quality and affordable care to American families. This new federal investment in Maryland CHCs will help shore up medical supplies, protect health care workers and improve the delivery of care,” the lawmakers said. “Team Maryland is grateful for our healthcare heroes, and we will continue working to secure additional funding to keep them and their patients safe.”

Funding comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It includes:

  • $3,123,868 – Total Health Care, Inc.
     
  • $2,830,642 – Health Care for the Homeless, Inc.
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  • $2,230,583 – Choptank Community Health System, Inc.
     

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the lawmakers announced more than $742 million in CARES Act funding for hospitals and health care providers.

In the spring, the Maryland Delegation announced more than $15 million in federal funding for CHCs, and another $6.9 million to increase COVID-19 testing capacity at CHCs.

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