Senator Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommitee on Labor, Health, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor/HHS), praised HHS for their announcement of $1 million in grant funding for Springfield’s Jordan Valley Community Health Center and the Fordland Clinic.
The two million dollar grants were part of an overall $6 million grant package given to 13 Missouri health centers. The grants to JVIC and Fordland were the largest single grant totals.
“Community-based health centers provide affordable, quality care to thousands of patients across Missouri,” Blunt said in a statement. “Unfortunately, our state has experienced more than its share of natural disasters. It’s especially important that we have the health care infrastructure in place to make sure floods, tornados, and other severe weather events don’t prevent people from getting the care they need. This funding will help clinics recover from previous damages and prepare for future emergencies.”
The funding comes from the Blunt-backed Capital Assistance for Disaster Response and Recovery Efforts bill. The disaster aid bill was signed into law in June 2019.