Florida Community Health Centers Receive $13.14 Million in Awards from HHS
WASHINGTON – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement regarding the $13.14 million awarded to 40 community health centers in Florida that were impacted by the 2017 hurricane season. The Citrus Health Network, Collier Health Services, and Jessie Trice Community Health System, which all have locations in Florida’s 25th district, each received $337,000 in Capital Assistance for Hurricane Response and Recovery Efforts (CARE) funding through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
“These community health centers provide primary care to low-income residents in Florida's 25th District. The centers were given flexibility in how to utilize their funding and were able to continue serving our community in the wake of the 2017 hurricane season. I thank Secretary Azar for recognizing the critical services Citrus Health Network, Collier Health Services, the Jessie Trice Community Health System, and the other 37 deserving community health centers across the Sunshine State that provide care to Floridians.”
In the fiscal year 2018 government funding bill, Diaz-Balart worked with his colleagues to secure $1.625 billion dollars to support community health centers. Additionally, he also secured $60 million in the emergency supplemental disaster funding package to support community health centers, which is where the aforementioned award funding is drawn from.