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Corpus Christi health organizations receive nearly $3.5 million in federal relief

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Posted at 10:07 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 00:22:14-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Several local health organizations have been awarded nearly $3.5 million in federal grants.

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn announced today that the exact number totals at $3,476,720. The funds are intended to help fight the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“While medical professionals in Texans are doing everything they can to combat this outbreak, the federal government should make sure they have every resource at their disposal,” said Sen. Cornyn. “I applaud local leaders for their efforts to secure these grants, and I’m grateful to the Trump Administration for continuing to make health centers in the Corpus Christi area a high priority.”

The funds will be distributed to three major local health centers. Community Action Corporation of South Texas is receiving $867,650, Gulf Coast Health Center is receiving $1,299,995, Amistad Community Health Center is receiving $734,210, and the Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation is receiving $574,865.