Delegation Applauds HHS For Awarding Over $10.5 Million in Coronavirus Assistance to Health Centers in Arkansas

U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton—along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman—applauded the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for awarding federal funds to health centers across Arkansas to help facilitate the coronavirus response in our communities.

The grants—totaling $10,559,850—were awarded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to 12 health care centers in Arkansas. The funding comes from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which recently became law with the support of the Arkansas delegation. It will be used to support health centers’ coronavirus detection, prevention, diagnostic and treatment efforts. The awards will also help maintain or increase capacity and staff.

“These health centers will be vital to our efforts to successfully respond to the coronavirus outbreak, particularly in our rural communities. We appreciate how swiftly Secretary Alex Azar acted to award these grants so that we can immediately get these much-needed resources to our frontline defenders,” the delegation said.

The following Arkansas health centers received funding from HRSA:

HEALTH CENTER GRANTEE

CITY

STATE

FUNDING AMOUNT

1ST CHOICE HEALTHCARE, INC.

CORNING

AR

$851,165

ARCARE

AUGUSTA

AR

$1,716,035

BOSTON MOUNTAIN RURAL HEALTH CENTER, INC.

MARSHALL

AR

$835,895

CABUN RURAL HEALTH SERVICES, INC.

HAMPTON

AR

$662,465

EAST ARKANSAS FAMILY HEALTH CENTER, INC.

WEST MEMPHIS

AR

$902,690

HEALTHY CONNECTIONS INC

MENA

AR

$738,380

JEFFERSON COMPREHENSIVE CARE SYSTEM, INC.

PINE BLUFF

AR

$676,730

LEE COUNTY COOPERATIVE CLINIC

MARIANNA

AR

$558,620

MAINLINE HEALTH SYSTEMS INC

PORTLAND

AR

$784,805

MID-DELTA HEALTH SYSTEMS INC

CLARENDON

AR

$557,180

RIVER VALLEY PRIMARY CARE SERVICES

RATCLIFF

AR

$829,670

ST. FRANCIS HOUSE NWA, INC.

SPRINGDALE

AR

$1,446,215