COVID-19 Stimulus Package
President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan into law on Thursday, March 11. The legislation includes $7.6B in funding for community health centers along with funding for workforce programs including $800M for the National Health Service Corps, $200 for the Nurse Corps, and $330 million for the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program.
On Thursday, March 25th, the Biden Administration announced that HHS will invest more than $6 billion from the American Rescue Plan into Community Health Centers nationwide to expand COVID-19 vaccinations, testing, and treatment for vulnerable populations; deliver preventive and primary health care services to people at higher risk for COVID-19; and expand health centers’ operational capacity during the pandemic and beyond, including modifying and improving physical infrastructure and adding mobile units.
The remaining funding will be available to community health centers through competitive grant opportunities for major capital projects. Funding will be provided to PCAs, HCCNs, and NTTAPs, and will generally be available for costs going back to Jan 1. 2020, and through the end of FY 2022.