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Over $44 Million in Funding Provided for Healthcare Centers in Illinois’ 8th District Due To Aid That Rep. Krishnamoorthi Championed

April 2, 2021
Press Release
The American Rescue Plan Will Help Support the Access Community Health Network, Hamdard Center, and Greater Elgin Care Center

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Under provisions in the American Rescue Plan that Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08) championed, the Access Community Health Network received a grant of $31 million, the Greater Elgin Family Care Center received a grant of $12,260,000, and the Hamdard Center for Health & Human Services received a grant of $1,009,250. This package will help Americans across the country and here in Illinois’ 8th district defeat the virus and recover from the economic impact it has exerted on our communities. The Health Resources & Services Administration will distribute $6.1 billion across the country and $270 million in the State of Illinois to support health centers that prevent, mitigate, and respond to COVID-19 and enhance health care services and infrastructure.

“This funding is crucial for our local communities to combat another surge of COVID-19, get vaccines in the arms of my constituents, and build our local economy back better than before,” said Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi. “President Joe Biden is delivering on his promises to the American people, and I’m glad I was able to help get this legislation through Congress. As a small businessman during the Great Recession, I knew first hand that we couldn’t come up short with this package. The American Rescue Plan will revitalize our community and provide healthcare workers with the resources they need to end this pandemic.”

“Greater Elgin Family Care Center is honored to be given further responsibilities focused on increasing our capacity to prevent, test, respond to and vaccinate area residents at risk for or with COVID-19,” said Robert M. Tanner, President and CEO of the Greater Elgin Family Center. “Expanding our reach while maintaining our history of exceptional quality of care provided will be critical as we implement our plan to provide care for anyone, including those without the ability to pay.”

"We are grateful to the Congress and the president for their continued support of community health centers like ours.  This funding will allow us to not only support patients at high risk for COVID-19 but also create healthier communities in the years to come,” said Hamdard Center CEO Kiran Siddiqui.