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Blunt-Backed Grant Program Awards $12 Million to Four Missouri Community Health Centers

February 01, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor/HHS), commended the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) announcement that it will award more than $12 million in grant funding to four Missouri community health centers. Health Centers Service Area Competition grants are administered through HRSA and help ensure access to affordable, quality health care treatment for communities and vulnerable populations.

“More than half a million Missourians rely on community health centers for quality, affordable care,” said Blunt. “These centers offer a wide range of physical and mental health treatment services to patients, including veterans and individuals who are uninsured or live in underserved areas. As chairman of the subcommittee that oversees funding for the Health Resources and Services Administration, I’ll continue advocating for programs that expand access to care in areas that need it most.”

As Labor/HHS chairman, Blunt has led efforts to increase community health center funding. The grants announced today are part of the funding Blunt secured in the FY 2019 Labor/HHS funding bill, which was signed into law in September 2018.

Following are the details on the grants announced today:

Health Center
City
Amount
East Central Missouri Behavioral Health Services, Inc.
Mexico
$987,246
Northwest Health Services, Inc.
St. Joseph
$4,537,130
Health Care Coalition of Lafayette County
Lexington
$2,298,818
Compass Health, Inc.
Clinton
$4,332,166

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