Reschenthaler Helps Secure Federal Funding for Local Health Centers to Fight COVID-19 Outbreak
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14) announced three local health centers will receive over $2.6 million in funding through the recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (P.L. 116-136). The Centerville Clinic in Fredericktown will receive $1,222,760, the Community Health Clinic in New Kensington will receive $574,730, and Cornerstone Care in Greensboro will receive $829,160. This funding can be used to detect coronavirus; prevent, diagnose, and treat COVID-19; and maintain or increase health capacity and staffing levels.
“Less than two weeks ago, I voted for the CARES Act. Today, my district received over $2.6 million in CARES Act funding for local health centers to support those on the front lines of this crisis,” said Reschenthaler. “Local health centers play a critical role in testing and screening for COVID-19 and alleviating the tremendous burdens on our emergency rooms and hospitals. I’m grateful to the Trump Administration for getting this funding out the door quickly so our health care professionals can fight the COVID-19 outbreak and work to keep communities safe and healthy.”
The CARES Act provides desperately needed resources to hospitals, doctors, and other first responders and expands the use of telehealth medicine. Additionally, it creates a $150 billion Coronavirus Relief Fund which will be distributed to states to cover costs associated with the COVID-19 outbreak.
The CARES Act also includes commonsense relief measures such as sending direct checks to individuals, families, and senior citizens on Social Security, temporarily increasing unemployment insurance payments by $600, and providing forgivable loans to small businesses to stay afloat and keep employees on payroll.
For more information on the CARES Act and resources related to COVID-19, please visit https://reschenthaler.house.gov/issues/coronavirus.
Additionally, those interested in help with federal grants may contact Matt Mackowiak at Matt.Mackowiak@mail.house.gov.