Cohen Announces $3.1 Million in New Federal Funds for Memphis Health Center
MEMPHIS, TN – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced the Memphis Health Center will receive $3,133,617 in new federal funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Division of Grants Management Operations so the facility can continue providing health services to the local community.
“The Memphis Health Center is a wonderful organization that provides invaluable health resources throughout Memphis,” said Congressman Cohen. “These new federal funds will help keep the Memphis Health Center going strong so more people throughout the city can receive the health care they need.”
The new federal funds are being awarded under the Health Center Cluster competing continuation grant program. The overall purpose of the health center continuation grant is to provide financial assistance to health centers to support the continued provision of comprehensive primary health care services to an underserved area or population.
The health center continuation grant supports the continued operation of a health center for the provision of required comprehensive primary, preventive, enabling and additional health care services including oral health care, mental health care and substance abuse services as appropriate, either directly on-site or through established arrangements without regard to ability to pay.