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June 11, 2021

Health Law Weekly

Rural Health Clinics to See $424.7 Million in Funding for COVID-19 Testing, Mitigation

  • June 11, 2021

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is providing $424.7 million to Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) for COVID-19 testing and mitigation efforts in their communities, the agency announced June 10.

The funding, which comes from the American Rescue Plan, will be distributed to more than 4,200 RHCs, providing about $100,000 per clinic site. HHS plans to distribute up to $35.3 million in additional funding to RHCs later this summer.

“The Biden-Harris Administration recognizes Rural Health Clinics as critical partners in closing health equity gaps, especially related to COVID-19,” said HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra. “Today’s investments will help Rural Health Clinics keep and expand COVID-19 testing and mitigation services for people in rural parts of the country, including those who live in our nation’s underserved communities.”