$6 million in grant funding awarded to 13 Missouri health centers impacted by severe weather in 2019

Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor/HHS), welcomed the Department of Health and Human Services’ announcement that 13 Missouri health centers impacted by severe weather in 2019 will receive a total of nearly $6 million in grant funding. The Capital Assistance for Disaster Response and Recovery Efforts grant funding was included in the Blunt-backed disaster aid bill that was signed into law in June 2019.

“Community-based health centers provide affordable, quality care to thousands of patients across Missouri,” said Blunt. “Unfortunately, our state has experienced more than its share of natural disasters. It’s especially important that we have the health care infrastructure in place to make sure floods, tornados, and other severe weather events don’t prevent people from getting the care they need. This funding will help clinics recover from previous damages and prepare for future emergencies.”

The following are the details of the awardees:

Awardee City Award Amount
Compass Health, Inc. Clinton $60,000
Big Springs Medical Association, Inc. Ellington $527,396
Fordland Clinic Fordland $1,000,000
Ozarks Resource Group Hermitage $100,000
Swope Health Services Kansas City $72,185
Preferred Family Healthcare, Inc. Kirksville $100,000
Northeast Missouri Health Council, Inc. Kirksville $991,150
Ozark Tri-County Health Care Consortium Neosho $62,581
Richland Medical Center, Inc. Richland $250,000
Northwest Health Services, Inc. St. Joseph $250,000
Betty Jean Kerr – People’s Health Centers St. Louis $633,919
Advocates For A Healthy Community, Inc. Springfield $1,000,000
Health Care Coalition of Lafayette County Waverly $928,600