Rep. Cisneros Announces Over $300,000 in Coronavirus Supplemental Funding for CA-39 Health Centers
FULLERTON, CA - Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) announced $308,531 in coronavirus supplemental funding for health centers in California’s 39th District. Coming from the Department of Health & Human Services and appropriated by Congress, the funding will go to Friends of Family Health Center, North Orange County Regional Health Foundation, and St. Jude Neighborhood Health Centers. Rep. Cisneros advocated and voted for funding for health centers in the first coronavirus response bill. To view the funding, click here.
“Our healthcare professionals and health centers are on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic and tirelessly serving our community,” said Rep. Cisneros. “Since the beginning of this crisis, I’ve been advocating for the necessary funding and resources our healthcare professionals need. This emergency funding is just the start, and Congress needs to do more so that our healthcare professionals are well-equipped to combat COVID-19. This disease continues to grow at an alarming rate, and we need to provide additional assistance to properly handle this public health crisis.”
The funding is distributed to three 39th District health centers:
- $132,070 - Friends of Family Health Center
- $105,376 - North Orange County Regional Health Foundation
- $71,085 - St. Jude Neighborhood Health Centers
- $308,531 - TOTAL
On March 4th, Rep. Cisneros voted for the $8.3 billion coronavirus emergency funding, which included nearly $1 billion for procurement of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies to support healthcare preparedness and Community Health Centers and to improve medical surge capacity.
On February 28th, Rep. Cisneros sent a bipartisan letter to House and Senate leadership requesting comprehensive supplemental funding to address the coronavirus disease.