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The $36.5 million from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act will help community health centers (CHCs) provide COVID-19 testing, treatment for local communities

Senator Murray was instrumental in securing more than $1.3 billion for CHCs nationwide in the coronavirus aid package

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), the top Democrat on the Senate health committee, announced $36,581,775 in federal funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to support all of Washington state’s 27 community health centers (CHCs). The funding will help CHCs meet staffing needs, test and treat patients with COVID-19, and supply health care workers with much needed personal protective equipment.

“As we all work to slow the spread of this virus, I’m going to keep fighting to ensure our community health centers and other front line providers across the state—including in our rural communities—have the resources they need to provide care for those who have fallen ill as well as help Washingtonians stay healthy,” Senator Murray said

CHCs are integral to Washington state’s efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic, providing testing, treatment, and telehealth services where they otherwise may not be available to some of Washington state’s most vulnerable and underserved communities. Senator Murray fought to include funding for CHCs in the CARES Act, and was able to secure $1.32 billion in supplemental awards for CHCs across the country in the law. The Senator has long supported CHCs in Washington state and across the country, introducing a bipartisan bill last year to extend CHC funding for the next five years.

For a full breakdown of the funding going to Washington state CHCs, see below. 

HEALTH CENTER GRANTEE

CITY

FUNDING AMOUNT

COLUMBIA BASIN HEALTH ASSOCIATION

OTHELLO

$1,325,360

COLUMBIA VALLEY COMMUNITY HEALTH

WENATCHEE

$1,213,985

COMMUNITY HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF SPOKANE

SPOKANE

$2,121,125

COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE

TACOMA

$1,359,215

COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER OF SNOHOMISH COUNTY

EVERETT

$1,774,595

COMMUNITY HEALTH OF CENTRAL WASHINGTON

YAKIMA

$982,085

CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE COLVILLE RESERVATION, THE

INCHELIUM

$560,780

COUNTRY DOCTOR COMMUNITY CLINIC

SEATTLE

$925,415

COWLITZ FAMILY HEALTH CENTER

LONGVIEW

$1,003,460

FAMILY HEALTH CENTERS

OKANOGAN

$854,690

GRANT COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT 5

MATTAWA

$542,525

HEALTHPOINT

RENTON

$2,327,510

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES

SEATTLE

$1,092,815

KING, COUNTY OF

SEATTLE

$879,860

LEWIS COUNTY COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES

CHEHALIS

$947,210

MOSES LAKE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER

MOSES LAKE

$1,100,225

N. A. T. I. V. E. PROJECT, THE

SPOKANE

$555,470

NEIGHBORCARE HEALTH

SEATTLE

$2,051,660

NEW HEALTH PROGRAMS ASSOCIATION

CHEWELAH

$838,085

NORTH OLYMPIC HEALTHCARE NETWORK PC

PORT ANGELES

$647,135

PENINSULA COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES

BREMERTON

$1,059,845

SEA-MAR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER

SEATTLE

$4,867,070

SEATTLE INDIAN HEALTH BOARD

SEATTLE

$609,620

TRI-CITIES COMMUNITY HEALTH

PASCO

$1,285,145

UNITY CARE NORTHWEST

BELLINGHAM

$875,660

YAKIMA NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH SERVICES

YAKIMA

$977,060

YAKIMA VALLEY FARM WORKERS CLINIC

TOPPENISH

$3,804,170

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