HHS Awards Nearly $1 Billion to Modernize Health Centers

This week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded nearly $1 billion in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to nearly 1,300 Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Program-funded health centers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories to support major health care construction and renovation projects. The awards are intended to strengthen the country’s primary health care infrastructure and advance health equity and health outcomes in medically underserved communities.

Health centers are anticipated to use the funding for COVID-19-related capital needs, constructing new facilities, renovating and expanding existing facilities to enhance response to pandemics, and purchasing new equipment, including telehealth technology. California was awarded nearly $140 million across 166 entities throughout the state.

A full announcement, including awarded entities, from HHS is available here.