Tillis announces $34 million in grants to assist Health Care Centers

Published 5:11 pm Friday, April 10, 2020

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) announced Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will award more than $34 million in grants to North Carolina health care centers to assist efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic. The funding comes from the Phase 3 CARES Act which was supported by Senator Tillis.

Several health care centers in the Roanoke-Chowan area are among those receiving the grants. The Rural Health Group – based in Roanoke Rapids with an office in Jackson, is slated to receive the largest share locally ($1.35 million). Roanoke-Chowan Community Health Center was awarded $800,390. The Bertie County Rural Health Association will receive $559,460 while Gateway Community Health Center, with offices in Gatesville and Elizabeth City, was awarded $556,160.

“North Carolina’s health care centers and workers are on the front lines in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic and we must ensure they have the resources they need to assist North Carolinians in need,” said Senator Tillis. “The economic stabilization and stimulus legislation I worked to get signed into law will provide these financial resources to North Carolina’s health centers that are working around the clock to treat North Carolinians and keep us safe. I will continue to work on bipartisan basis to push for solutions that help us come together to overcome this national crisis.”