Congressman Tim Ryan Announces $1.2 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding for Alliance Family Health Center
Washington, DC — Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today is announcing $1,243,500 in American Rescue Plan funding through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for the Alliance Family Health Center. HRSA is providing up to $145 million across the country to support approximately 100 Health Center Programs to respond to and mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and to enhance health care services and infrastructure.
“It has always been important to me that every community in my District has the resources they need to keep their people healthy, and that good health care is available no matter where you live,” said Congressman Ryan. “I’m proud of the work done by the Alliance Family Health Center in providing needed service to the communities in and around Alliance.”
“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Alliance Family Health Center provided far-reaching COVID-19 related services to an expanded service area,” said Amelia Kocher, Executive Director of the Alliance Family Health Center. “As a Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike (meaning a health center operating without federal funds to support operations), this funding represents the organization’s second award from HRSA. The funding will provide AFHC the opportunity to expand and maintain health care services, including hiring new providers and support staff to maintain the integrity of the expanding health care system. This funding is truly a game-changer for AFHC and will allow growth over the next two years, which was unlikely to happen, to this extent, without this support.”
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary federal agency for improving health care to people who are geographically isolated, or economically or medically vulnerable.