Pingree Announces $4.1 Million to Maine Health Care Centers for COVID-19 Response
Washington, April 8, 2020
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced health care centers in Maine’s First Congressional District will receive $4,116,310 to support coronavirus response efforts. The funding was authorized under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Congress’ third legislative initiative to response to the coronavirus pandemic.
“The coronavirus outbreak has underscored the importance of Maine’s Community Health Centers and they need additional resources to keep their doors open,” said Pingree. “I supported this federal funding in the CARES Act so that Maine’s health centers can ramp up the work they’re doing to respond to the coronavirus in our communities and keep our families and neighbors safe. I am grateful to the brave healthcare workers who are on the front lines of this public health crisis and believe this funding will be a first step to support the critical care they provide.”
The funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and can be used to help communities to detect and treat coronavirus and to maintain or increase health capacity and staffing levels during the pandemic. Details of the grants to Maine’s First Congressional District are as follows: