Eshoo Announces New Federal Funding for Community Health Centers in California’s 18th Congressional District

May 8, 2020
Press Release

PALO ALTO, CA — Today, Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) announced that three Community Health Centers in San Jose and the Counties of San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz were awarded grant funding totaling $1,922,979 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to expand testing and testing-related activities in our communities. The funding was authorized by Congress through the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act signed into law on April 24th and can be used to purchase personal protective equipment, train staff to conduct tests, procure testing supplies and expand walk-up or drive-up testing capabilities. 

“Widespread testing is critical to protecting public health and reopening our country,” said Rep. Eshoo. Community health centers are often the first place my constituents turn to for their health care and it’s imperative these frontline providers are staffed, trained and have the supplies necessary to conduct widespread testing. I’m proud to have voted for the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act which provided this critical funding for Community Health Centers to continue providing essential health care services during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.”

The grant funding was awarded to Asian Americans for Community Involvement, Gardner Family Health Network, and the Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley, in addition to the Counties of San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz. On March 27th, Congresswoman Eshoo announced $393,759 in grants to these sites and counties and on April 8th Congresswoman Eshoo announced an additional $4,886,025 in grants to these sites and counties.

A list of awardees can be found here