Rep. Garret Graves announces $2.3M to expand COVID-19 testing for Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District

Rep. Garret Graves announces $2.3M to expand COVID-19 testing for Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District
Congressman Garret Graves (Source: WAFB)

The following information is from the Office of Representative Garret Graves:

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District area was provided $2,378,507 to expand COVID-19 testing health centers from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Health Center Grantees in LA-06:

Access Health Louisiana

  • City: Luling
  • Funding Amount: $807,109

Baton Rouge Primary Care Collaborative, Inc.

  • City: Baton Rouge
  • Funding Amount: $139,714

Capitol City Family Health Center Inc.

  • City: Baton Rouge
  • Funding Amount: $319,819

HIV/AIDS Alliance for Region Two, Inc.

  • City: Baton Rouge
  • Funding Amount: $229,594

Innis Community Health Center, Inc.

  • City: Innis
  • Funding Amount: $230,449

Southeast Community Health Systems

  • City: Greensburg
  • Funding Amount: $262,189

St. Gabriel Health Clinic

  • City: Saint Gabriel
  • Funding Amount: $162,484

Start Corporation

  • City: Houma
  • Funding Amount: $227,149

Louisiana was provided $10,460,799 to 36 health centers in Louisiana, to expand COVID-19 testing. Across the nation, nearly $583 million was given to 1,385 Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).funded health centers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and eight U.S. territories to support their testing capacity.

This funding for health centers is part of H.R. 266 – The Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, signed into law by President Trump on April 24th. The legislation provides funding for small businesses and individuals financially affected by the coronavirus, additional funding for hospitals and healthcare providers, and increased testing capabilities to help track the spread and impact of the coronavirus.

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