WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) announced on Wednesday $15 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support 18 community health centers across Kansas and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Among them is Heart Of Kansas Family Health Care Inc. in Great Bend which will receive $605,210.
The grants, made available through the resources provided in the Phase III Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, will be used to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic through detection, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the virus.
“Community health centers are on the frontlines of our fight against COVID-19 and remain critical to our ability to stop the spread of this virus,” said Sen. Moran. “I have been urging the administration to move quickly to make relief provided in Phase III available to our state, and these resources will provide timely support to Kansas health centers.”
Other HHS grant recipients include: Atchison Community Health Clinic, $552,665; Community Health Center In Cowley County Inc., $570,005; Community Health Center Of Southeast Kansas Inc., $1,550,270; First Care Clinic Inc., $646,985; Flint Hills Community Health Center Inc., $712,670; GraceMed Health Clinic Inc., $1,771,460; Kansas Department of Health And Environment, $634,385; Health Ministries Clinic Inc., $777,545; Health Partnership Clinic Inc., $881,885; HealthCore Clinic Inc., $699,665; Heartland Medical Clinic Incorporated, $674,870; The Hunter Health Clinic Inc.; $885,545; Konza Prairie Community Health Center Inc., $816,905; Prairiestar Health Center Inc., $821,825; Salina Health Education Foundation, $716,165; County of Sheridan, $560,810; Turner House Clinic Inc., $765,185; United Methodist Western Kansas Mexican-American Ministries Inc,; $741,470.