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Recovery funding for community health centers

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWS RELEASE) - Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) Thursday announced that Iowa will receive an additional $3.176 million in funding from the Economic Recovery Package, the American Recovery and Investment Act of 2009, for community health centers. The funding will be used for offsetting the cost of caring for families that have lost their insurance due to a job loss. This funding comes from the $2 billion Senator Harkin worked to include for community health centers in the Recovery Act. Of those funds, $345 million will be released nationwide tomorrow.
"Community health centers are a lifeline to families who may have lost a job or are suffering in this economic downturn," said Harkin. "No one in need regardless of income should have to sacrifice quality, affordable health care, which makes this Recovery Act funding both timely and targeted."
A list of Iowa centers and their award amounts follow:
Community Health Center, Inc. Davenport $458,742
Crescent Community Health Center Dubuque $160,382
People's Community Health Clinic, Inc. Waterloo $290,011
Linn Community Care Cedar Rapids $134,212
River Hills Community Health Center Ottumwa $204,547
Proteus Employment Opportunities, Inc. Des Moines $141,493
Primary Health Care, Inc. Urbandale $514,367
Community Health Centers of Southeastern Iowa, Inc West Burlington $271,916
Community Health Center of Fort Dodge, Inc. Fort Dodge $141,594
Council Bluffs Community Health Centers, Inc. Council Bluffs $216,152
Community health Centers of Southern Iowa, Inc. Leon $148,990
Sioux land Community Health Center Sioux City $349,013
United Community Health Center Storm Lake $144,505
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