Sarbanes, Maryland Congressional Delegation Announce Nearly $7 Million for Community Health Centers to Increase COVID-19 Testing Capacity

Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and the Maryland Congressional Delegation today announced $6,975,492 to help 18 Community Health Centers (CHCs) in Maryland expand their capacity to test for COVID-19.

“Ensuring widespread access to testing is the first step in being able to get to the other side of this pandemic,” the delegation said. “These federal funds will help CHCs across Maryland increase access to testing, especially for families and individuals who face barriers to obtaining health care. We will continue working closely with state officials to support Maryland’s COVID-19 response efforts and keep delivering critical federal resources to our state.”

All Maryland CHCs are currently conducting COVID-19 testing. The delegation previously announced $15.6 million for Maryland Community Health Centers through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act.

HHS has awarded nearly $583 million to 1,385 centers across the country. The funds may be used to expand the range of testing and testing-related activities to best address the needs of their local communities, including the purchase of personal protective equipment; training, outreach, procurement and administration of tests; laboratory services; and the expansion of walk-up or drive-up testing capabilities. 

See below for full details of the grant funding for Maryland.

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GRANTEE NAME

CITY/COUNTY

AWARD AMOUNT

Baltimore Medical System, Inc.

Baltimore City

$929,779

Chase Brexton Health Services, Inc.

Baltimore City

$699,529

Choptank Community Health System, Inc.

Denton/Caroline County

$547,054

The Community Clinic, Inc.

Silver Spring/Montgomery County

$600,004

Elaine Ellis Center of Health, Inc.

Washington

$165,424

Family Health Centers of Baltimore, Inc.

Baltimore City

$178,054

City of Frederick

Frederick/Frederick

$152,014

Greater Baden Medical Services, Inc.

Brandywine/Prince George’s County

$376,384

Health Care for the Homeless, Inc.

Baltimore City

$238,969

Mobile Medical Care, Inc.

Bethesda/Montgomery County

$167,104

Owensville Primary Care, Inc.

West River/Anne Arundel

$188,014

Park West Health Systems Incorporated

Baltimore City

$204,274

Three Lower Counties Community Services, Inc.

Salisbury/Wicomico County

$856,324

Total Health Care, Inc.

Baltimore City

$611,314

Tri-State Community Health Center

Hancock/Washington

$381,619

Walnut Street Community Health Center, Inc.

Hagerstown/Washington County

$227,389

West Cecil Health Center, Inc.

Conowingo/Cecil County

$236,569

Western Maryland Health Care Corporation

Oakland/Garrett County

$215,674