June 01, 2015

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced more than $10 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for health centers throughout West Virginia to continue supporting healthcare operations and expanding access to care.

“All West Virginians deserve access to quality, affordable health care,” Senator Manchin said. “This funding will help strengthen and expand treatment services for our health facilities that provide our children, families and seniors – especially in West Virginia’s more rural areas – with the preventative and primary care necessary to help keep West Virginians healthy.”

“West Virginia’s community health centers play an important role in keeping our communities healthy. These HHS grants will help with training, operational support and improved patient access at health centers throughout West Virginia,” said Senator Capito.

Individual awards are listed below:

Ebola Preparedness Activities Grant:

•        $943,048 – West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources

Health Center Cluster Grants:

•        $1,035,287 – Cabin Creek Health Center, Inc.

•        $1,179,011 – Community Care of West Virginia

•        $1,234,857 – Lincoln County Primary Care Center

•        $1,172,951 – Monongahela Valley Association of Health Centers

•        $1,220,889 – Monroe County Health Center

•        $1,170,049 – Pendleton Community Care

•        $1,225,047 – Wirt County Health Services Association, Inc.

•        $1,302,817 – Womencare, Inc.