Rep. Panetta Announces Over $4 Million in Health Care Grants for Our Communities on the Central Coast

September 29, 2021
Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Representative Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) announced five Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) grants totaling over $4 million to strengthen primary health care infrastructure, advance better health outcomes in medically underserved communities, and support COVID-19 testing, treatment, and vaccination throughout California’s 20th Congressional District. The organizations receiving these HHS grants are the Salud Para La Gente, San Benito Health Foundation, Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas, County of Santa Cruz, and County of Monterey,

“As we experienced during the pandemic, our counties and community health centers are dependable and reliable cornerstones of our health care system on the Central Coast,” said Rep. Panetta. “Fortunately, we in Congress recognize their invaluable service by ensuring that there are these types of grants through the American Rescue Plan.  This direct funding to our counties and health care centers will help combat the spread of the pandemic, improve their accessibility and infrastructure, and support their employees and outreach to our underserved communities.”

This funding was awarded through the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA), which has provided nearly $1 billion in awards under the American Rescue Plan. See below for a full breakdown of the funding:

Grant Number

Grantee Name

Program Title

Award Amount

C8E43753-01-00

SALUD PARA LA GENTE

Health Center Infrastructure Support

$808,429

C8E44149-01-00

SANTA CRUZ, COUNTY OF

Health Center Infrastructure Support

$672,865

C8E44286-01-00

San Benito Health Foundation

Health Center Infrastructure Support

$546,244

C8E44348-01-00

CLINICA DE SALUD DEL VALLE DE SALINAS

Health Center Infrastructure Support

$1,076,510

C8E44449-01-00

Monterey, County Of

Health Center Infrastructure Support

$1,017,066

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