Harlem Rep. Adriano Espaillat Secures Over $8 Million In Grant Funding For District Health Centers

Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat announced that he has secured over $8 million in American Rescue Plan funding.

The funding is for nine Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Program-funded health centers in New York’s 13th congressional district that will support major health care construction and renovation projects throughout New York City.

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These awards will strengthen primary health care infrastructure and advance health equity and health outcomes in medically underserved communities, including through projects that support COVID-19 testing, treatment, and vaccination. The awards were made through the Health Resources and Services Administration.

“Health centers are lifeline for many of our most vulnerable families across the country, and this was made especially clear amidst the pandemic,” said Rep. Espaillat. “Thanks to the American Rescue Plan, we are able to modernize facilities across my district and New York City to meet the most pressing public health challenges. This historic investment means we get to expand access to care for COVID-19 testing, treatment and vaccination – all while advancing equity along the way.”

HRSA Health Centers in New York’s 13th congressional district receiving funding are:

  • East Harlem Council-Human Services, Inc – $624,586
  • Heritage Health and Housing, Inc – $548,521
  • Settlement Health And Medical Services Inc – $649,589
  • Upper Rooms Aids Ministry – $552,360
  • Montefiore Medical Center – $427,510
  • Morris Heights Health Center, Inc – $1,118,860
  • Community Healthcare Network, Inc, – $1,099,247
  • The Institute for Family Health – $1,764,329
  • NYC Health + Hospitals – $1,899,266

Health centers will use this funding for COVID-19-related capital needs, constructing new facilities, renovating and expanding existing facilities to enhance response to pandemics, and purchasing new state-of-the-art equipment, including telehealth technology, mobile medical vans, and freezers to store vaccines.

For more information or assistance with applying for federal grants, you can contact our office directly or visit: espaillat.house.gov/services/grant-applicants.

Representative Espaillat is the first Dominican American to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives and his congressional district includes Harlem, East Harlem, West Harlem, Hamilton Heights, Washington Heights, Inwood, Marble Hill and the northwest Bronx.

First elected to Congress in 2016, Representative Espaillat is serving his third term in Congress. Representative Espaillat currently serves as a member of the influential U.S. House Committee on Appropriations responsible for funding the federal government’s vital activities.

He is also a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), where he serves as the Second Vice Chair and is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, where he serves as Deputy Whip.

Representative Espaillat also currently serves as a Senior Whip of the Democratic Caucus. To find out more about Rep. Espaillat, visit online at https://espaillat.house.gov/.

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