WASHINGTON- Representative Hayes (CT-05) secured $3,059,180 in funding for community health centers in CT-05 through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded funding to 4 community health centers in Danbury, Plainville, Torrington, and Waterbury as a part of the legislation.


“Community health centers serve an essential role in our local health care system.  These centers provide life-saving primary care for our most vulnerable families and individuals,” said Congresswoman Hayes. “This bipartisan legislation provides affordable and accessible health care to the residents of CT-05.” 


The historic CARES Act provides $1.32 billion in supplemental funding to community health centers across the country. Weeks earlier, Congress passed the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, which provided $100 million to 1,381 health centers across the country – including $1.2 million to 16 health centers in Connecticut.


For a list of the latest award recipients, please visit https://bphc.hrsa.gov/emergency-response/coronavirus-cares-FY2020-awards/ct. To locate a health center closest to you, you can visit FindAHealthCenter.HRSA.Gov.