CHA News Article

HHS Announces $300 Million in ACA Funds to Expand Community Health Center Services

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced the availability of up to $300 million under the Affordable Care Act to help the nation’s community health centers expand service hours, hire more medical providers and add oral health, behavioral health, pharmacy and vision services. According to HHS, nearly 1,300 health centers operate more than 9,000 service delivery sites that provide care to more than 21 million patients in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Pacific Basin. Health center grantees requesting expanded services funds must demonstrate how the funds will be used to expand primary care medical capacity and services to underserved populations in their communities. For more information on this funding opportunity, see the attached application instructions.