Durbin Announces $37 Million in Recovery Act Funding for Community Health Centers in Illinois

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that 36 community health centers in Illinois will receive $ 37,435,380 in grant funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Capital Improvement Grants (CIP) grants, allocated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), will support the construction, repair and renovation of health centers nationwide as well as allow health centers to purchase new health information technology systems and adopt electronic health records. With these new funds, health centers will be to address immediate and pressing facility and equipment needs and create some much needed health center and construction-related jobs.


“Last year, over 1.1 million people in Illinois were treated at community health centers which administer health care to low-income families, many without health insurance,” said Durbin. “Today’s funding will support this critically important work and lead to economic growth in many underserved communities as health centers serve as a key source of local employment and economic activity.”


The CIP grants are part of $851 million in nationwide funding that was released today by HHS for more than 1,500 health centers. It is expected that with these new funds, health centers will be able to increase access to health care for millions of Americans and address immediate and pressing health center facility and equipment needs. More than 18 million Americans rely on health centers to keep them healthy, even if they can’t afford to pay for their care.


This is the third set of health center grants provided though the Recovery Act. On March 2, $155 million in funding was announced to establish 126 new health centers nationwide – four in Illinois. On March 27, $338 million in funding was announced to expand service and hours of operation at 1,126 health centers nationwide – 36 in Illinois.


The following Illinois health centers will receive funding under today’s announcement:


Health Centers around the State


• Anna: $699,960 in funding for Rural Health, Inc.

• Aurora: $1,147,645 in funding for Visiting Nurse Association of Fox Valley

• Carbondale: $1,033,300 in funding for Community Health & Emergency Services, Inc.

• Carterville: $1,032,460 in funding for Shawnee Health Service

• Chicago Heights: $2,449,295 in funding for Aunt Martha’s Youth Service Center, Inc.

• Christopher: $1,346,095 in funding for Christopher Rural Health Planning Corp.

• Decatur: $832,120 in funding for Community Health Improvement

• Elgin: $880,000 in funding for Greater Elgin Family Care Center

• Harvey: $1,035,085 in funding for Family Christian Health Center

• Joliet: $949,090 in funding for Will County Health Department / Will County Community Health Center

• Oak Park: $1,380,640 in funding for PCC Community Wellness Center

• Oquawka: $544,980 in funding for Henderson County Rural Health Center, Inc.

• Peoria: $616,030 in funding for Heartland Community Health Clinic

• Rock Falls: $616,240 in funding for Whiteside County Health Department and Whiteside County Community Health Clinic, Inc.

• Rockford: $1,652,800 in funding for Crusaders Central Clinic Association

• Sauget: $2,500,000 in funding for Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation

• Springfield: $773,075 in funding for Central Counties Health Center, Inc.

• Virginia: $347,790 in funding for Cass County Health Department

• Waukegan: $1,715,660 in funding for Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center


Chicago Health Centers


• Access Community Health Network: $2,500,000

• Alivio Medical Center: $1,011,845

• Asian Human Services Family Health Center, Inc.: $393,010

• Beloved Community Family Wellness Center: $292,560

• Chicago Family Health Center, Inc.: $938,135

• Christian Community Health Center: $768,770

• Circle Family Health Care: $598,985

• Community Health Partnership of Illinois: $545,680

• Erie Family Health Center, Inc.: $1,294,085

• Friend Family Health Center, Inc.: $1,097,840

• Heartland Health Outreach, Inc.: $634,090

• Heartland International Health Center: $717,915

• Lawndale Christian Health Center: $1,649,370

• Near North Health Service Corporation: $1,418,300

• Primecare Community Health, Inc.: $724,075

• TCA Health Inc.: $550,965

• University of Illinois at Chicago: $747,490