Lofgren Announces Nearly $1.5 Million in COVID-19 Relief Funding to Expand Santa Clara County Community Health Centers
SAN JOSE, CA – Today, U.S. Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will provide $1,457,336 to Community Health Centers in Santa Clara County to expand and renovate facilities in underserved communities.
This funding was included in the American Rescue Plan, which Congress passed on March 10, 2021.
“For more than a year and a half, the COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges for families in Santa Clara County. I supported the American Rescue Plan to help us combat the pandemic and, specifically, ensure support gets to communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19,” said Rep. Lofgren. “Community Health Centers serve some of the most vulnerable and underserved patients in Santa Clara County and across the country. This funding will importantly expand and improve facilities in the South Bay so more people are getting the care they need.”
This funding will go to:
- Gardner Family Health Network – $897,397
- School Health Clinics of Santa Clara County – $559,939
Health Centers can use this funding for COVID-19-related capital projects, including constructing new facilities, renovating or expanding existing facilities, and purchasing new equipment (such as freezers to store vaccines) and telehealth technology.