Thursday, July 2, 2009
Area clinics receive grant funds
Mississippi’s First Congressional District will receive $2 million in Capital Improvement Program (CIP) grants under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support the construction, repair, and renovation of health center sites.
One of those centers is in Marshall County and another in Benton County.
These funds will help address immediate and pressing health center facility and equipment needs and increase access to health care for millions of Americans nationwide.
“Budgets are tight for health care providers under today’s difficult economic conditions. The Recovery Act CIP grants will ensure that health care centers in the First District have the resources they need to provide quality care to North Mississippi families,” Congressman Travis Childers said. “Additionally, updating these facilities will give much-needed business to construction companies and help save and create American jobs.”
The list of CIP funding for health centers in Mississippi’s First District includes North Benton County Health Care, Ashland, $550,475; and Northeast Mississippi Health Care, Inc., Byhalia, $593,840.
The others are Access Family Health Services, Smithville, $548,935; and Mantachie Rural Health Care, Mantachie, $339,215.
Nationwide, 1,500 health center sites will receive $851 million in Recovery Act CIP grants. More than 650 of these centers will use the funds to purchase new equipment or health information technology (HIT) systems, and nearly 400 health centers will adopt and expand the use of electronic health records.
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