HHS awarded $728 million for nearly 400 community health-center construction and renovation projects.
Of the amount, 171 health centers received $629 million to expand facilities and capacity, and improve services, according to an HHS news release
. Another $99.3 million was awarded to 227 health centers to fund projects related to facility needs and equipment.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act included $9.5 billion over five years to expand services at health centers. The law, which has been challenged before the Supreme Court, also includes $1.5 billion for health-center construction and renovation, according to HHS.
The agency released lists of building-capacity awards
and facility-improvement awards