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April 09, 2021

Community Health centers receive over $10.2 million in American Rescue Plan funding

Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that three San Bernardino County community health centers and health care providers will receive a total of $10,210,625 in American Rescue Plan funds to expand COVID-19 vaccination access and care. This round of funding is targeted to provide relief to lower-income communities and ensure health equity. The resources stem from the American Rescue Plan, President Biden’s landmark law to help American communities beat the coronavirus crisis. Aguilar helped pass the American Rescue Plan on March 10, 2021.

As a result of the American Rescue Plan becoming law, the following Inland Empire Community Health centers and providers will receive funding:
• SAC Health System: $5,526,125
• Inland Behavioral and Health Services: $1,822,750
• County of San Bernardino: $2,861,750

“I was proud to help pass the American Rescue Plan because it delivers this type of direct relief to communities like ours. Throughout this crisis, community health centers have taken the lead to ensure every Inland Empire resident has access to high quality care. Now, they’ll have the funding they need to continue expanding health care services and vaccination access to help us stamp out this virus and get our community moving again,” said Aguilar.