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$728 million awarded for health-center projects


By Melanie Evans
Posted: May 1, 2012 - 10:45 am ET
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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.

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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.


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