Congress approves $3.61m for RCC health training facility in Grants Pass

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. – Rogue Community College is set to
receive federal funds to create a new health training facility in Grants Pass.

RCC said Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley helped
get $3.61 million approved in Congress to create an “Allied Health”
training center on the college’s Redwood Campus.

“The Rogue Community College and Allied Health training
facility is a great example of federal dollars being leveraged for win-win
opportunities to expand health care services and create jobs in Southern
Oregon. I am pleased to have worked with my colleagues on the Appropriations
Committee and Senator Wyden to secure funding for important homegrown projects
such as this,”?said Senator Merkley.

“We are honored to have our Allied Health training
facility project included in this strategic investment helping Oregonians build
economic resiliency and healthier communities,” said Rogue Community
College President Randy Weber. “We are very grateful to Senators Merkley
and Wyden for prioritizing the education of new healthcare workers in our
region through these building renovation funds.”

“I’m gratified the teamwork with Oregonians, who know
their local priorities best, has produced such promising federal investments to
strengthen communities all across Oregon,” Senator Wyden said.
“Bottom line, our state’s communities are focused on coming together to
forge Oregon Way solutions that build a better state just like these targeted

Moving forward, RCC has to complete a formal application to
receive the funds from the Department of Health and Human Services.