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Health centers vie for millions in U.S. grants
San Francisco Chronicle

Health centers nationwide are lining up for a shot in the arm from the Obama administration: $250 million in federal grants to build clinics and bolster services at existing clinics for low-income patients such as public housing residents, the homeless, farmworkers and others who struggle to pay for care.

The administration announced last week that the nation’s 1,100 health centers, which operate nearly 8,000 clinics in medically underserved areas, can apply for the grants through the Health Resources and Services Administration.