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4 Tallahassee health centers to receive more than $3.3 million to battle COVID-19 pandemic

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Posted at 3:27 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 15:27:04-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Thousands of dollars in federal funding allotted by the Trump Administration's Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is coming to four health care providers that serve patients all across the Big Bend.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced more than $63 million in federal funds for 47 health centers across the state.

Of those dollars, a combined total of $3.3 million is going to Bond Community Health Center, Neighborhood Medical Center, North Florida Medical Centers and the Florida Department of Health in Leon County.

“These federal funds will provide critical resources to Florida’s health centers and medical professionals who are risking their own lives every day,” Senator Marco Rubio said in a statement.

The funding is intended to supports health centers across the state in their emergency planning and response efforts.

The awards will give health centers the flexibility to meet the evolving COVID-19 needs in their respective communities including but not limited to, expanding COVID-19 screening and testing capacity, purchasing supplies such a personal protective equipment (PPE) and providing safety education.

The amount each facility received is as follows:

Bond Community Health Center - $768,140
Neighborhood Medical Center - $931,955
North Florida Medical Centers -$1,012,610
Florida Department of Health - $635,405

Click here to see the full list of grants by health center and city.