Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, Brindisi Announces More Than $1 Million in Health and Human Services Grants For Area Medical Institutions

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April 7, 2020
Press Release

As Part Of CARES Act, Congressman Secures Critical Funds To Assist Medical Institutions & Communities Fight Back Against Coronavirus

 

Brindisi: These Dollars Will Assist Hospitals And Those On The Frontlines Of This Fight 

 

Congressman Anthony Brindisi announced grants totaling more than $1 million for community health centers and medical institutions across New York’s 22nd district. Brindisi secured these grants through his support of the CARES Act.

 

“These dollars will go a long way to help fight back against the coronavirus,” Brindisi said. “New York is the epicenter of this outbreak and I am fighting hard to make sure Upstate has the resources we need. Our community health centers and medical institutions and frontline health care workers are working so hard and we need to do everything we can to give them the tools they need to succeed.”

 

These grant dollars will be used by these facilities to combat the coronavirus. The grants come from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). HHS will extend supplemental funding for health centers in New York’s 22nd district. The grant recipients are:

  • Northern Oswego County Health Services/ ConnextCare: $938,525
  • Family Health Network of Central New York: $760,700
  • Upstate Family Health Center Inc: $705,350

Brindisi continues to fight for federal dollars for communities and medical facilities across New York’s 22nd district. Last month, Brindisi supported the CARES Act which delivered economic relief to families, support for frontline health care workers, aid to small businesses, and expanded unemployment benefits. The legislation also provides $1.3 billion for community health centers for testing, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19.  On April 4, 2020 Rep. Brindisi also joined a bipartisan group of Members from the New York delegation urging the Trump Administration to prioritize federal funding for New York health centers.

 

Citizens with questions about grants, unemployment, small business loans, and more are encouraged to visit Brindisi.house.gov/coronavirus or call Brindisi’s office at 315-732-0713 and leave a message.