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Rose’s Office Announces Nearly $1.5 Million in Federal Coronavirus Funding for Staten Island Community Health Centers

As a result of recent coronavirus funding bills, over $800k awarded to Community Health Center of Richmond and nearly $600k to Beacon Community Health Center to expand COVID-19 testing, equipment, and treatment

Staten Island, April 8, 2020

The Office of Congressman Max Rose today announced that as a result of recent legislation passed by Congress and signed into law to help address the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, two Staten Island community health centers have been awarded nearly $1.5 million combined to help expand treatment, testing, and equipment needed to treat COVID-19 patients.

“Congressman Max Rose has been relentless in fighting to expand testing capabilities on Staten Island and ensuring frontline healthcare providers have the tools, equipment, and resources needed to respond to this pandemic,” said a spokesperson for Rose, who is currently deployed with the National Guard to help with Staten Island’s coronavirus response. “The nearly $1.5 million awarded to Staten Island community health centers as a result of the critical legislation that has been signed into law has already helped expand testing capabilities and improve our ability to respond to this health crisis—but this is only the beginning. Our work to make sure all those on the front lines have the resources they need and all who have been impacted are made whole continues.”

The Community Health Center of Richmond, Inc. has been awarded a total of $803,443 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), $61,928 as a result of the coronavirus emergency supplemental budget bill and $741,515 as a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, & Economic Security (CARES) Act. Beacon Christian Community Health Center has been awarded a total of $650,193 in federal funding by HHS, $54,388 as a result of the coronavirus emergency supplemental budget bill and $595,805 as a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, & Economic Security (CARES) Act.

“We are very grateful to Congressman Rose for his efforts to secure the emergency funding recently awarded to Beacon Christian Community Health Center,” said Dr. David Kim, CEO of Beacon Christian Community Health Center on Staten Island. “We have been aggressively testing and treating symptomatic patients in our community for coronavirus, but lacked the ability to test and treat more people with our limited PPE and test availability. This funding will be critical to secure needed supplies to expand our outreach and care to our community.”

While Rose is deployed with the National Guard to help with Staten Island’s coronavirus response, his office is continuing to serve and fight for the people of New York’s 11th Congressional District. Rose’s office published a “Community Resource Guide” to assist constituents, businesses, and organizations navigate all the various federal, state, and local resources and information surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. The guide will continually be updated as new information becomes available.

Disclaimer: This message was sent out by Rep. Max Rose’s congressional staff.  The Congressman is currently away from the office while serving on active duty order with the New York Army National Guard. The use of Rose’s military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the New York Army National Guard or the Department of Defense.

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