HHS announced that it began accepting grant applications for federal funding to build, renovate and repair community health centers, with about $700 million available for the grants.
$700 million marked for community health centers
About $600 million is marked to go to existing community health centers for longer-term projects to expand facilities, while about $100 million is targeted for shorter-term projects, according to HHS.
“Strengthening the foundation of community health centers is vital if we are to continue providing high-quality care for those who need it most,” said Mary Wakefield, administrator of HHS' Health Resources and Services Administration, in a news release.
The grants are made as part of last year's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
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