A press release from Rep. Terri Sewell's announces that multiple health centers in the seventh district have received more than $29 million from the Department of Health and Human Services, including Rural Health Medical Center, Inc. in Selma.
The money will be awarded in April by the Health Resources and Services Administration as part of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan. RHMPI will receive $2,341,750.
The funds will be used to support the effort to vaccinate against the COVID-19 virus.
Other centers to receive funds are:
Health Services, (INC) in Montgomery - $7,801,375
Whatley Health Services, Inc. in Tuscaloosa - $5,969,500
Christ Health Center, Inc. in Birmingham - $5,151,250
Cahaba Medical Care Foundation across the Black Belt and Central Alabama - $4,901,100
Alabama Regional Medical Services in Birmingham - $3,023,750
Aletheia House, Inc. in Birmingham - $1,002,875
“I am thrilled to announce over $29 million in federal funding from the American Rescue Plan to several of our community health centers in Alabama’s 7th Congressional District,” Sewell said in the announcement.
“This funding will be instrumental in our continued efforts to enhance equitable vaccination distribution efforts, particularly for our most underserved communities. I want my constituents to know that help is here.”
Additionally, the funds will go into "modifying and improving physical infrastructure and adding mobile units" at the centers as vaccination efforts continue throughout the state and nation.