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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

U.S. Rep. Lawrence Announces Over $9.3 Million in Coronavirus Relief for MI-14 Health Centers from the American Rescue Plan

April 1, 2021
Press Release

Detroit, MI - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) announced $9,376,000 in coronavirus relief for health centers in Michigan’s 14th Congressional District. The grant funding comes from the “American Rescue Plan Act Funding for Health Centers” program as part of the stimulus package that Congress passed and President Joe Biden signed into law last month. Recipients of the grant funding including Wayne County, Detroit Community Health Connection, Community Health and Social Services, Inc. (CHASS), and Oakland Integrated Healthcare Network. To view the funding, click here.

“Our health centers have been on the frontlines of this pandemic helping our underserved communities. As we continue to fight the coronavirus, they need the resources and funding to meet the challenges and demands they’re facing,” said Rep. Lawrence “I was proud to vote for the American Rescue Plan last month, because I knew our community needed relief immediately. Now we’re seeing that much-needed help come back home with over $9.3 million for the health centers in our district. This is great news for Michiganders, and I won’t stop fighting to bring back COVID relief.”

“This grant from the American Rescue Plan will make a tremendous difference in helping address health disparities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in Black and Brown communities which have been so hard-hit by this disease,” said Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans. “I want to thank President Biden and Vice President Harris for bringing real relief to families who need it most, and I especially thank Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence for her strong leadership and advocacy on behalf of our community.”

"The Community Health and Social Services (CHASS) Center is honored and excited to receive support from the American Rescue Plan for our largely minority and vulnerable community. We intend to utilize the resources to expand our efforts to provide preventive and primary care services, especially COVID vaccinations at the Center and at community-based organizations, to reach more community members,” said Dr. Felix M. Valbuena, Jr., CHASS CEO.

Recipients of the funds:

Wayne County - $1,051,375

Detroit Community Health Connection - $2,355,375

Oakland Integrated Healthcare Network - $2,603,000

Community Health and Social Services, Inc. - $3,366,250

Total - $9,376,000