CONGRESSMAN BISHOP ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR HEALTH CENTERS IN 2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OF GEORGIA
Sep 20, 2018
ALBANY, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded more than $1 million in grant funding to five health centers across Georgia’s Second Congressional District through HHS’s Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
“These funds will be used to ensure all members of our community have access to essential healthcare services,” said Congressman Bishop. “Our local health centers continue to serve those with great geographic and economic need. This funding will continue to enhance the availability of quality, affordable, and accessible healthcare in multiple health centers throughout Georgia’s Second Congressional District.”
The award recipients include:
Albany Area Primary Health Care, Inc. (Albany, GA): $359,500
CareConnect Health, Inc. (Richland, GA): $285,000
First Choice Primary Care, Inc. (Macon, GA): $285,000
Primary Care of Southwest Georgia, Inc. (Blakely, GA): $284,998
Valley Healthcare System, Inc. (Columbus, GA): $209,980
HRSA is the main federal agency dedicated to improving health care for people who are geographically isolated and economically or medically vulnerable. Today’s grant funding was awarded through HRSA’s Health Center Cluster Grant Program, which is a competitive grant program that supports institutions dedicated to improving healthcare to underserved communities throughout the United States. These competitive grants will be used to improve patient access to quality services, practitioners, and treatments. Additional information on HRSA can be found here.