Lofgren Announces $15.5+ Million in Federal Funding for Santa Clara County to Expand Access to COVID-19 Vaccines
SAN JOSE, CA – Today, U.S. Representative Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will provide $15,525,250 to Community Health Centers in Santa Clara County to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines and care in underserved communities.
This funding was included in the American Rescue Plan, which the House passed at the end of February and was signed into law by President Biden earlier this month. In total, 175 Community Health Centers in California will receive nearly $1 billion in American Rescue Plan funding.
“For more than a year, the COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges for families and businesses in Santa Clara County. Fortunately, help is on the way thanks to the passage of the American Rescue Plan, smart executive actions from the Biden Administration, and more vaccine approvals,” said Rep. Lofgren. “This funding will help ensure that the vital Community Health Centers in Santa Clara County and across the state can accelerate the pace of vaccinations and continue to provide quality treatment for patients in some of the hardest-hit and highest-risk communities.”
This funding will go to five Community Health Centers in Santa Clara County:
- Gardner Family Health Network – $7,890,875
- The Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley – $3,630,375
- School Health Clinics of Santa Clara County – $1,595,125
- Santa Clara County – $1,585,500
- Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara County – $823,375
In addition to providing COVID-19 vaccines and treatments, HRSA says Community Health Centers can use the funding to provide primary and preventive care to patients at risk of COVID-19 or to expand the Health Centers’ operational capacity.