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WVa health centers receiving more than $18M in federal funds

Nurses Teresa Adkins, left, and Hope Ridgeway work at a Mobile Health Unit for drive-thru...
Nurses Teresa Adkins, left, and Hope Ridgeway work at a Mobile Health Unit for drive-thru coronavirus testing at Robert C. Byrd Clinic on the campus of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, W.Va., Tuesday, March 24, 2020. The nurses and doctors can test for COVID-19, but also treat flu and allergy symptoms.(Jenny Harnish/The Register-Herald via AP)
Published: Sep. 30, 2021 at 12:15 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — More than $18 million will go to 27 West Virginia health centers to strengthen health care infrastructure and assist health care in medically underserved communities.

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin says the funding is distributed through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under the American Rescue plan.

Manchin said in a news release Wednesday the funding will be used to support expansion and renovation projects and support COVID-19 testing, treatment and vaccinations.

The awards range from about $511,000 to about $1.3 million.

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