Congresswoman Nikema Williams Announces $21.2 Million in Relief to Expand Access to COVID-19 Vaccines in the Fifth District

Congresswoman Nikema Williams

ATLANTA Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) issued the following statement announcing that five Community Health Centers in Georgia’s Fifth District will receive $21.2 million in American Rescue Plan Funds. The relief funding will expand the centers’ COVID-19 vaccination and treatment operations. The resources are part of the American Rescue Plan’s investments to expand access to vaccines in underserved communities.

“Community Health Centers provide desperately-needed healthcare to underserved and marginalized co

mmunities – communities that have disproportionately suffered during the pandemic,” said Congresswoman Williams. “This investment from the American Rescue Plan will bring resources to communities that face inequitable distribution of resources, allow us to crush this disease and get back to some semblance of normalcy.”

The federal community health centers receiving funds are:

  • The Family Health Centers of Georgia – $4,238,875
  • Health Education, Assessment and Leadership – $1,184,125
  • Meridian Education Resource Group – $1,035,375
  • Saint Joseph’s Mercy Care Services – $5,503,250
  • Southside Medical Center – $9,208,375

The health centers can use the funding to expand COVID-19 vaccinations, testing and treatment for vulnerable populations; deliver preventive and primary health care services to people at higher risk for COVID-19; and expand health centers’ operational capacity during the pandemic and beyond, including modifying and improving physical infrastructure and adding mobile units.

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