Kind Announces $166,000 for Cashton's Community Health Center
Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) today announced that Wisconsin will receive $3.9 million from the Department of Health and Human Services as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (H.R. 1). Scenic Bluffs Community Health Center in Cashton will receive more than $166,000 to hire additional staff that is anticipated to bring care to 1,200 new patients and 348 additional uninsured patients over the next two years.
Since the stimulus bill was signed into law on February 17 th, 2009, executive agencies have been outlining how money will be disbursed to state and local authorities to create or save jobs, address long-term needs, and provide a boost to the economy. Congressman Kind supported the measure to make smart investments that will bring jobs to western Wisconsin and improve the lives of Americans all across the country.
“For too long, Monroe, Vernon, and La Crosse counties haven’t been getting the dental services they need,” said Rep. Kind. “This grant will help take patients off the waiting list and help them get improved patient care.”
Scenic Bluffs Community Health Center in Cashton says the grant will be used to provide money for the initial hire, but will be fully self-sustaining through patient services.
More information about the grants Wisconsin will receive from the Department for Health and Human Services is available at: https://www.hhs.gov/recovery/programs/hrsa/wisconsin.html.