Merkley, Wyden Announce Nearly $14 Million in HHS Grants for Oregon Health Facilities

Merkley, Wyden Announce Nearly $14 Million in HHS Grants for Oregon Health Facilities

Funds will bring critical resources to coronavirus response efforts in Northwest, Central, Southern Oregon

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today announced that over $14 million in grant funding will be distributed among 15 health facilities in Oregon to help with response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We have a responsibility to make sure that the Oregonians working on the front lines of this public health crisis have the resources they need to do their jobs safely and effectively,” said Merkley. “These grants will help us make sure that our health facilities and their dedicated employees have what they need to stay safe and take care of our communities during this challenging time—and I’m going to do everything I can to make sure those urgent resources keep coming.”

“Oregon’s health care heroes working 24-7 to protect communities during the coronavirus pandemic deserve support for their life-and-death work,” Wyden said. “Much more needs to be done, but I am gratified these grants will help medical providers to keep Oregonians safe in every nook and cranny throughout our state.”  

The funding, through the Department of Health and Human Services, will be awarded to facilities as detailed below:

 

Grantee Name

Award Amount

Oregon Health & Science University

$777,770

Neighborhood Health Center

$872,150

Outside In

$640,580

White Bird Clinic

$675,860

LaPine Community Health Center

$637,175

Central City Concern

$663,530

Clackamas County

$859,565

Umpqua Community Health Center, Inc.

$740,945

Mosaic Medical

$930,515

Waterfall Clinic, Incorporated

$576,590

Siskiyou Community Health Center, Inc.

$830,930

One Community Health

$750,950

Rogue Community Health

$747,845

Lane County

$1,102,715

Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board

$3,005,628