Queens, NY: US Rep. Grace Meng announced April 16 that the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center (CBWCHC) has been awarded more than $10 million in federal funds, part of which will go to support the Health Center’s efforts to administer coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations, as well as COVID testing and treatment.
The funding, allocated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is made available under the American Rescue Plan, the COVID-19 relief bill approved by Congress and signed into law by President Biden.
This announcement was made by US Rep. Grace Meng during a press conference and tour at the CBWCHC vaccination center in Flushing. US Rep. Meng, a strong supporter of the legislation and helped pass the measure in the House of Representatives, believes this funding is vital in the community’s recovery from this pandemic.
CBWCHC Chief Executive Officer, Kaushal Challa thanked Congresswoman Meng, and all elected officials for their support of President Biden’s $10 million investment to CBWCHC to expand access to primary care, COVID-19 vaccines, and support for its staff and communities.