06.19.20

Gardner Applauds Over $1.2 Million in Telehealth Grants from the FCC

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement that the state of Colorado will receive a combined total of $1,289,054 in grants from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to expand the FCC’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program, which was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

“Telehealth services allow Americans to access medical care in the comfort of their own homes and have been critical in responding to COVID-19,” said Senator Gardner. “I’m pleased to see this funding delivered to Colorado providers to expand telehealth services and I will continue fighting to ensure we have the resources we need to combat this pandemic.”

This funding comes in addition to the $638,842 delivered to Colorado by the FCC earlier this month, the$343,222 delivered to Colorado by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support telehealth providers in May and the more than $850,000 delivered to Colorado by the FCC to provide telehealth services in April.

You can read more about Senator Gardner’s actions to protect Coloradans from COVID-19 here.

The following facilities will receive funding:

  • Colorado Rural Health Center – Aurora, CO – $141,465
  • Midwestern Colorado Mental Health Center – Montrose, CO – $149,339
  • University of Colorado Health – Aurora, CO – $998,250

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Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.