Rep. Maloney Announces NY-12 Community Health Centers to Receive $40.2 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding to Expand Access to COVID-19 Vaccines
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) announced that New York Community Health Centers will receive a total of $40.2 million in American Rescue Plan funds to expand their COVID-19 vaccination and treatment operations. The resources are part of the American Rescue Plan’s investments to expand access to vaccines in underserved communities.
NY-12 based federal Community Health Centers receiving funds:
- The Floating Hospital Incorporated – Long Island City (4,320,500)
- Care for the Homeless – Manhattan ($2,283,125)
- Community Healthcare Network – Manhattan ($9,158,875)
- NYC Health + Hospitals Corporation -- Manhattan ($24,469,750)
“Our Community Health Centers have been a critical component of New York’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Rep. Maloney. “Thanks to funding from the American Rescue Plan, more hope and help are on the way so that they can redouble their efforts to get shots in arms and save additional lives.”
The health centers can use the funding 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.