Kathy Castor: Federal Coronavirus Funds Going to Tampa Family Health Centers

With President Donald Trump and Congress approving an $8.3 billion bill to help the U.S. deal with coronavirus earlier this month, some of the funds are coming to Tampa.

This week, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., announced that Tampa Family Health Centers will be getting two grants totaling around $430,000 from the $8.3 billion bill.

“I’m working to speed emergency aid to our Tampa area neighbors, families and workers. This is the first shot in the arm that our Tampa community is receiving from the Congress and administration. Tampa Family Health Centers is a vital lifeline for families, especially during this uncertain time,” said Castor on Wednesday.

“This a grave health crisis that also is taking a toll on jobs and paychecks,” Castor added. “We are counting on courageous and devoted front line workers and health professionals like those at Tampa Family Health Centers. They will help us get through this.  I want to assure our neighbors that additional help is on the way in the coming days.”

“Nearly $1 billion for procurement of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies to support healthcare preparedness, and for Community Health Centers to improve medical surge capacity was included in the first aid package, signed into law on March 6, 2020,” Castor’s office noted.

 

Reach Kevin Derby at kevin.derby@floridadaily.com.

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