Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced the approval of more than $2.2M in federal funding for community health centers fighting COVID-19 in Upstate New York, including more than $60k to Family Health Network of CNY.
The latest grant package first passed through the House of Representatives, with local award amounts being outlined last week in Binghamton by Congressman Anthony Brindisi.
Funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and will be used to supplement the costs of coronavirus care at each awarded health center.
“This funding puts dollars in the hands of health centers and professionals who risk their lives and health every day during this crisis,” said Senator Schumer. “New York is seeing more and more confirmed cases and more and more deaths each day, and our health workers are on the frontlines of the fight to treat the growing number of coronavirus patients in our hospitals. I have fought tooth and nail to get New York’s health workers the federal funding they need to beat back this pandemic, and I will do whatever it takes in the coming weeks to keep the support flowing.”
“New Yorkers are at the epicenter of COVID-19 and we need to support our frontline workers in this fight” said Senator Gillibrand. “This federal and state funding will help provide health centers with the resources needed to treat patients and save lives. I will continue fighting in the Senate for the resources our health care workers need during this pandemic.”
Family Health Network is a federally funded community health center that provides multiples services to Cortland and contiguous counties.
For more information on FHN, visit their website by clicking here.