Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) released the following statement announcing that several local health centers received grants from the Health Resources & Service Administration’s (HRSA) Health Center Program. The HRSA is administered by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The additional funding was allocated under the recently passed emergency coronavirus supplemental legislation:

When the recent emergency coronavirus funding bill that I voted for was signed into law earlier this month by President Trump, over $100 million was awarded to over 1,000 health centers nationwide to provide additional supplies, increase testing, and expand the use of telehealth to combat the coronavirus, or COVID-19, Bill Johnson said. “Locally, health centers - including ones in Ironton, Zanesville, Youngstown, Barnesville, Portsmouth, Dover, and Lisbon - have been awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars as a result of the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Funding.”

Johnson added: “We must continue to support our medical professionals and hospitals so they can effectively combat this deadly virus - and this funding is a step in the right direction in assisting local communities.”

To see the full list of award recipients and amounts, click here: https://bphc.hrsa.gov/emergency-response/coronavirus-covid19-FY2020-awards/oh.