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Delegation Applauds HHS For Awarding Over $10.5 Million in Coronavirus Assistance to Health Centers in Arkansas

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton—along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman—applauded the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for awarding federal funds to health centers across Arkansas to help facilitate the coronavirus response in our communities. 

The grants—totaling $10,559,850—were awarded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to 12 health care centers in Arkansas. The funding comes from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which recently became law with the support of the Arkansas delegation. It will be used to support health centers’ coronavirus detection, prevention, diagnostic and treatment efforts. The awards will also help maintain or increase capacity and staff.

“These health centers will be vital to our efforts to successfully respond to the coronavirus outbreak, particularly in our rural communities. We appreciate how swiftly Secretary Alex Azar acted to award these grants so that we can immediately get these much-needed resources to our frontline defenders,” the delegation said.

The following Arkansas health centers received funding from HRSA:

HEALTH CENTER GRANTEECITYSTATEFUNDING AMOUNT
1ST CHOICE HEALTHCARE, INC.CORNINGAR$851,165
ARCAREAUGUSTAAR$1,716,035
BOSTON MOUNTAIN RURAL HEALTH CENTER, INC.MARSHALLAR$835,895
CABUN RURAL HEALTH SERVICES, INC.HAMPTONAR$662,465
EAST ARKANSAS FAMILY HEALTH CENTER, INC.WEST MEMPHISAR$902,690
HEALTHY CONNECTIONS INCMENAAR$738,380
JEFFERSON COMPREHENSIVE CARE SYSTEM, INC.PINE BLUFFAR$676,730
LEE COUNTY COOPERATIVE CLINICMARIANNAAR$558,620
MAINLINE HEALTH SYSTEMS INCPORTLANDAR$784,805
MID-DELTA HEALTH SYSTEMS INCCLARENDONAR$557,180
RIVER VALLEY PRIMARY CARE SERVICESRATCLIFFAR$829,670
ST. FRANCIS HOUSE NWA, INC.SPRINGDALEAR$1,446,215

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