Eshoo Announces Community Health Center Grant Funding for California's 18th Congressional District

March 27, 2020
Press Release

PALO ALTO, CA — Today, Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) announced that three Community Health Centers in San Jose, as well as the Counties of San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz, were awarded grant funding totaling $393,759 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), to respond to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The grant funding was authorized under the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act and will used for screening and testing needs, acquire medical supplies and boost telehealth capacity in response to the outbreak.

“Community Health Centers are on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak in our community,” Rep. Eshoo said. “My Congressional District remains a hotspot and it’s more important than ever that our health care providers have the resources they need to serve, treat and protect patients. I’m grateful for the work of Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI), Gardner Family Health Network, the Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley to deliver lifesaving care in our community and I’m proud of these Community Health Centers for receiving federal grant funding to support their critical activities.”

On March 4th, Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo voted in support of H.R. 6074, the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act which provided $8.3 billion to respond to the COVID-19 public health crisis, including $100 million dedicated to grants for Community Health Centers to prepare for, prevent, and respond to the disease. A list of awardees can be found here