WATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL) – Fourteen group well being facilities in Iowa will obtain $48,082,125 in American Rescue Plan funding to assist COVID-19 vaccination and companies for susceptible populations, the U.S. Division of Well being and Human Companies introduced final week.
The facilities will have the ability to use the fund to assist and broaden COVID-19 vaccinations and companies. This funding will assist improve entry to vaccinations amongst hard-hit populations, in addition to confidence within the vaccine by empowering native, trusted well being professionals of their efforts to broaden vaccinations.
Specifically, Peoples Group Well being Clinic in Waterloo was awarded $3,763,250 in grant funding.
CEO, Christine Kemp, says that is the fourth installment of grant funding for the clinic. Kemp says it is the primary grant to assist carry the load of vaccine bills.
“This not less than used the phrase, vaccines, vaccinations and vaccine bills, the place the opposite three grants did not,” Kemp stated. “Subsequently our steering that we have gotten is, we could not use these bills in the direction of these grants.”
The sum of funding is giant, Kemp says she’s by no means seen this measurement of grant in her office.
“It feels just like the funding helps perceive the enormity of the pandemic,” Kemp says. “It might really feel like some huge cash, however that is what it is taking to assist this pandemic go away, serving to us for the longer term.”
Kemp says the funds can be spent over a two-year interval, and can be utilized for staffing payroll or presumably renovation to the clinic. Kemp says the cash have to be spent alongside federal tips.
Iowa American Rescue Plan Act Awards
|EASTERN IOWA HEALTH CENTER||CEDAR RAPIDS||IA||$2,656,125|
|ALL CARE HEALTH CENTER||COUNCIL BLUFFS||IA||$1,612,125|
|COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE, INC.||DAVENPORT||IA||$6,805,750|
|PRIMARY HEALTH CARE, INC.||DES MOINES||IA||$8,875,375|
|PROTEUS INC.||DES MOINES||IA||$996,375|
|CRESCENT COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER||DUBUQUE||IA||$2,100,875|
|COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER OF FORT DODGE, INC||FORT DODGE||IA||$2,616,375|
|COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS OF SOUTHERN IOWA, INC.||LEON||IA||$2,218,250|
|RIVER HILLS COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, INC.||OTTUMWA||IA||$4,377,250|
|GREATER SIOUX COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, INC.||SIOUX CENTER||IA||$1,462,500|
|SIOUXLAND COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER||SIOUX CITY||IA||$6,191,125|
|UNITED COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER INC||STORM LAKE||IA||$1,387,875|
|PEOPLES COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINIC, INC.||WATERLOO||IA||$3,763,250|
|COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS OF SOUTHEASTERN IOWA, INC||WEST BURLINGTON||IA||$3,018,875|
“Each American ought to have the safety of figuring out they’ve entry to high quality, inexpensive well being care, particularly as we face a pandemic that has uncovered the disparities dealing with rural, minority, and lower-income communities. The Biden Administration is dedicated to getting assist to those that want it most, and the communities hit hardest by COVID-19 will profit from these important investments.”
HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra