June 03, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $4 Million For West Virginia Health Centers

Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $4,071,967 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for health centers across West Virginia. These grants are awards through the Health Center Cluster Program, which supports community health centers serving rural, underserved communities.

“Rural health centers are essential to making sure West Virginians have access to quality healthcare,” said Senator Manchin. “The COVID-19 pandemic has put our health centers, already operating on shoestring budgets, in a dangerous situation. It is critical we continue to provide them with more support and funding so they can stay afloat during this pandemic. I will continue to fight for dedicated rural funding so that health centers and hospitals in West Virginia can provide care for every West Virginian who needs it.

“Health centers provide such a robust portion of our health services across West Virginia, making this funding vital to our communities. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the staff of our health centers have been on the front lines, helping our fellow West Virginians. I will continue to stand by our health centers as a steadfast partner on the federal level and make sure they have access to the resources needed to stay safe and prepared,” said Senator Capito.

Individual awards listed below:

·         $1,101,114 – Shenandoah Valley Medical System

·         $1,107,151 Community Care of West Virginia

·         $1,863,702 – Valley Health Systems