11 Illinois Health Care Centers Get Additional Funding

Federal grant aims to help centers in under served areas

By Mitchell Grogg
|  Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012  |  Updated 11:51 PM CDT
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11 Health Care Centers Get Additional Funding

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Around $6.5 million will soon come to Illinois to help 11 community health centers, Sen. Dick Durbin announced Wednesday.

The $6,497,417 in grant funding comes from the New Access Point Program or NAP, a federal program that provides funding for health centers, including health building new centers in under served areas.

"Community health centers are an invaluable resource for families across Illinois and across the country," said Durbin. "Today's funding will support this critically important work and lead to economic growth in many under served communities where health centers serve as a key source of local economic activity."

Durbin said NAP funding will be headed to the following centers:

  • Aurora: $489,195 in funding for VNA Health Care
  • Bloomington: $595,833 in funding for Chestnut Health Systems
  • Chicago: $608,333 in funding for Beloved Community Wellness Center
  • Chicago: $595,833 in funding for Centro de Salud Esperanza
  • Chicago: $975,000 in funding for Erie Family Health Center, Inc.
  • Chicago: $483,003 in funding for The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
  • East St. Louis: $431,094 in funding for Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation
  • Elgin: $525,000 in funding for Greater Elgin Family Care Center
  • Galesburg: $595,833 in funding for Knox County Health Department
  • La Grange: $602,460 in funding for Community Nurse Health Association
  • Springfield: $595,833 in funding for Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University

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