05.08.20

Gardner Welcomes Over $11.7 Million in HHS Grants for Colorado to Expand COVID-19 Testing Capabilities

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Cory Gardner (R-CO) welcomed the announcement that healthcare facilities in Colorado will receive a combined $11,740,936 in grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to expand capacity for COVID-19 testing. 

“Widespread and rapid testing is key to the fight against COVID-19, and we must continue working together to make it more widely available,” said Senator Gardner. “I’m pleased to see this important funding from HHS delivered to Colorado to expand testing capabilities, and I will continue working to ensure Coloradans have the necessary resources to combat this pandemic.”

This funding is in addition to the more than $10 million provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in April to increase Colorado’s testing capability. These grants are provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was signed into law on March 27, 2020

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

The following facilities will receive funding:

  • Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association - $191,704
  • Metro Community Provider Network - $868,789
  • Denver Health and Hospitals Authority - $2,739,964
  • Valley Wide Health Systems, Inc. - $637,504
  • Pueblo Community Health Center, Inc - $509,044
  • Olathe Community Clinic, Inc. - $184,804
  • Peak Vista Community Health Centers - $1,499,134
  • Marillac Clinic, Inc. - $287,059
  • La Clinica Tepeyac, Inc. - $155,704
  • Summit Community Care Clinic - $229,624
  • Uncompahgre Combined Clinics - $129,949
  • Sunrise Community Health - $727,909
  • The Regents of the University of Colorado - $150,889
  • Plan De Salud Del Valle, Inc. - $1,347,379
  • The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless - $326,389
  • High Plains Community Health Center, Inc. - $238,024
  • Clinica Campesina Family Health Services - $993,349
  • Southwest Colorado Mental Health Center, Inc. - $175,369
  • Mountain Family Health Centers - $348,349

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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.