Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded $100 million to 1,381 health centers across the country with funding provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020.  HRSA-funded health centers may use the awards to address screening and testing needs, acquire medical supplies and boost telehealth capacity in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

On Friday, March 6, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020, which provides $8.3 billion in emergency funding for federal agencies to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, including $100 million for HRSA-funded health centers. Recognizing the urgency of the situation, and the important role health centers play in communities nationwide, HHS is making this funding for health centers available immediately.

“HRSA-funded health centers have been and will be critical players in our national response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said HHS Secretary Alex Azar. “The new grants we’re releasing today are a rapid injection of resources secured by President Trump from Congress in the supplemental funding bill, building on the strong investments HHS has made in health centers over the years. President Trump has emphasized a whole-of-government, whole-of-America response to the pandemic, and these grants will help health centers, which know the needs and resources of their communities best, to play their part.”



The funding supports health centers across the country 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.

“HRSA-funded health centers provide high-quality primary care services to 28 million people in the United States. That is 1 in 12 people nationwide. These grantees operate 13,000 service delivery sites that are lifelines to services and networks of resources in their communities every day, and especially during a crisis,” said HRSA Administrator Tom Engels. “HRSA-funded health centers will receive this funding as quickly as possible so they can maintain their ability to deliver quality primary health care services to their patients while responding to developing needs in their communities.”

For a list of award recipients, visit https://bphc.hrsa.gov/emergency-response/coronavirus-covid19-FY2020-awards.



For more information about COVID-19, visit http://coronavirus.gov/.

Mississippi Coronavirus (COVID-19) Awards

Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Funding



$1,435,133 to support 20 health centers

HEALTH CENTER GRANTEE CITY STATE FUNDING AMOUNT
AARON E. HENRY COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES CENTER, INC. CLARKSDALE MS $66,220
ACCESS FAMILY HEALTH SERVICES, INC. SMITHVILLE MS $59,127
AMITE COUNTY MEDICAL SERVICES, INC. LIBERTY MS $54,728
CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI CIVIC IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION, INC. JACKSON MS $120,964
CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI HEALTH SERVICES, INC. JACKSON MS $56,124
CLAIBORNE COUNTY FAMILY HEALTH CENTER PORT GIBSON MS $54,666
COASTAL FAMILY HEALTH CENTER, INC. BILOXI MS $105,663
DELTA HEALTH CENTER, INC. MOUND BAYOU MS $66,156
DR. ARENIA C. MALLORY COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, INC. LEXINGTON MS $57,022
EAST CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI HEALTH CARE, INC. SEBASTOPOL MS $60,699
FAMILY HEALTH CARE CLINIC, INC. PEARL MS $125,534
FAMILY HEALTH CENTER, INC. LAUREL MS $70,855
G.A. CARMICHAEL FAMILY HEALTH CENTER, INC. CANTON MS $70,819
GREATER MERIDIAN HEALTH CLINIC, INC. MERIDIAN MS $62,546
JEFFERSON COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CENTER, INC. FAYETTE MS $63,908
MANTACHIE RURAL HEALTH CARE, INC. MANTACHIE MS $55,515
NORTH MISSISSIPPI PRIMARY HEALTH CARE, INC. ASHLAND MS $65,902
NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI HEALTH CARE, INC. BYHALIA MS $65,640
OUTREACH HEALTH SERVICES, INC. SHUBUTA MS $60,701
SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI RURAL HEALTH INITIATIVE, INC. HATTIESBURG MS $92,344

Date Last Reviewed:  March 2020

Press Release

3/24/2020