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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Representing the 3rd District of Ohio

Beatty’s Support Secures $19+ Million for Central Ohio Community Health Centers Combating Coronavirus

Mar 31, 2021
Press Release

COLUMBUS, OH—The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced this week that several local community health centers will receive $19,095,000 to address the COVID-19 Pandemic. Funding was made available through the American Rescue Plan, P.L. 117-2, a piece of legislation backed by U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03).

“Community health centers are on the front line of the battle against the coronavirus, providing high-quality healthcare to our most vulnerable Central Ohioans,” Beatty said. “During this public health crisis, it is essential that community health centers have the necessary resources and support to continue their life-saving work and help keep all of us safe.” She added, “As the Representative of Ohio’s Third Congressional District, I remain a strong advocate for our dedicated community health professionals and am in constant awe of their unyielding commitment to the people they serve.”

Funding breakdown:

  • $11,098,000 to the Columbus Neighborhood Health Center, Inc.
  • $3,275,375 to the Lower Lights Christian Health Center, Inc.
  • $2,178,000 to the Heart of Ohio Family Health Centers
  • $1,666,875 to the Southeast Community Mental Health Center
  • $876,750 to the Ohio State University

To date, community health centers in Ohio’s Third Congressional District have received $22,243,830 in federal COVID-19 funding.