March 26, 2020

Congressman Neguse Announces $65,251 Grant For Summit Community Care Clinic to Combat Coronavirus

Washington D.C.— Today, Congressman Joe Neguse announced that Summit Community Care Clinic has been awarded $65,251 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) to assist with coronavirus response. The funding comes as a direct result of the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, which passed out of Congress and was signed by the President earlier this month.HRSA-funded health centers may use the awards to address screening and testing needs, acquire medical supplies and boost telehealth capacity in response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). 

“Federal funds for our community health centers, particularly in Colorado’s mountain communities, are absolutely essential at this time,” said Congressman Joe Neguse. “I am pleased to have advocated for further support for our Community Health Clinics like Summit Community Care and to see funds appropriated by Congress being delivered in an expedited fashion to equip and prepare our communities to battle this public health crisis.”

In total, the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, negotiated by the House of Representatives included nearly $1 billion to support healthcare preparedness and Community Health Centers and procurement of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies, as part of $8.3 originally authorized by Congress for Coronavirus Response.