Federal Government Allocates $41M in Funds to Support Maine Health Centers
April 19, 2021
On April 5, NEWS CENTER Maine released an article titled "Maine Health Centers Getting $41M in Federal Funds,
" reporting that $41 million will be distributed among 18 Maine health centers as part of the federal government's American Rescue Plan.
These funds are destined to support the vaccination efforts for vulnerable communities. "Health centers will be able to use the funds to support and expand COVID-19 vaccination, testing, and treatment for vulnerable populations; deliver needed preventive and primary health care services to those 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," said Maine Rep. Chellie Pingree's office in a press release.
The grant would assuage the financial struggles that many health centers suffered after people refrained from scheduling regular check-ups and other routinary appointments amidst the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, as stated by Lori Dwyer, president and chief executive officer of Penobscot Community Health Care.
You can read the complete article and find the full list of facilities that will get financial support here: Maine Health Centers Getting $41M in Federal Funds