OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT) — An Owensboro community health center testing people for COVID-19 will receive more than $100,000 in federal funding.
The Audubon Area Community Care Clinic will receive $110,329 as part of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. The money will support expanded testing.
“Expanding access to coronavirus testing at community health centers will help slow the spread of this virus and help Kentucky take meaningful steps toward safely re-opening. As Senate Majority Leader, I ensured Kentucky would receive the necessary assistance every step of the way. Along with families across our Commonwealth, I continue to be grateful to our healthcare heroes who stand on the frontlines of this fight to protect Kentucky.” said Senator McConnell.
In addition to the funding provided by the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act has also provided funding for testing and PPE for health centers across Kentucky.
McConnell’s office says to date, the CARES Act has had a $10 billion impact on Kentucky.