Manchin Announces $475K From American Rescue Plan To Support West Virginia Health Centers
Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced $475,242 in funding from the American Rescue Plan to West Virginia Primary Care Association (WVPCA), which represents safety-net health care providers and health centers across the state.
“West Virginia health centers provide excellent care to their fellow West Virginians, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding from the American Rescue Plan will help the West Virginia Primary Care Association support health centers across the state by providing training and technical assistance. Not only does the training and technical assistance help health centers expand capacity and provide quality healthcare, but it will also support health centers as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and distribute and administer the COVID-19 vaccine. I will continue to work with the West Virginia Primary Care Association to support health centers in the Mountain State and keep West Virginians healthy,” said Senator Manchin.
“We are delighted and grateful for the continued backing of the WVPCA and health centers by our state’s Congressional delegation and the Biden administration,” Sherri Ferrell, CEO of the WVPCA, said. “Community Health Centers have been battling COVID-19 on the frontlines by caring for, testing and/or vaccinating patients and the public, alike, since March 2020. With this new funding, we can carry on our role in the coronavirus pandemic fight and support our health centers and communities in these efforts.”
This funding will help the WVPCA expand training and technical assistance to health centers for COVID-19 Vaccination Capacity, COVID-19 Response and Treatment Capacity, Maintaining or Increasing Capacity, Recovery and Stabilization and Infrastructure. In April, Senator Manchin announced that all Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) funded health centers and look-alike health centers in West Virginia have been invited to participate in the COVID-19 Vaccine Program, which allows the 31 health centers in West Virginia to order COVID-19 vaccine doses directly from the federal government.
Individual awards listed below:
- $247,742 –West Virginia Primary Care Association, American Rescue Plan Funding for PCAs
- $227,500 –West Virginia Primary Care Association, American Rescue Plan Funding for Health Center Controlled Network
To learn more about funding and benefits for West Virginia in the American Rescue Plan, click here.
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