Administration to provide $1 billion for development of health centers

April 28, 2021

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the availability of $1 billion through the American Rescue Plan for Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)-Health Center Program-funded health centers to support major construction and renovation projects across the country. 

Health centers that receive this funding will be able to use it for COVID-19-related capital needs and to construct new facilities, renovate and expand existing facilities, and purchase new equipment. 

"As the pandemic has made clear, modernizing the physical infrastructure of many of our country's health centers is long overdue," said HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra. "This latest American Rescue Plan funding will enable these vital community institutions that serve some of our most vulnerable populations to build state-of-the-art facilities to be better prepared to address COVID-19 and many other public health challenges." 

All of the nation's nearly 1,400 HRSA-funded health centers will be eligible for these funds that will help expand their capacity to provide primary and preventive health care services to medically underserved populations and communities, which are often disproportionately affected by COVID-19. 

Applications are due in HRSA's Electronic Handbooks by 5:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 24, 2021. Visit the ARP-Capital technical assistance webpage for award submission guidance, technical assistance information, and other resources. 

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