Puerto Rico’s Resident Commissioner in Washington, Jenniffer González, announced the approval of $10.4 million in federal funds allocated by the Health Resources and Services Administration and the Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families.
Neomed Center Inc., a 330 Center
will receive an allocation of $5.9 million to cover the costs of its services. Neomed
receives funding from the federal government through Section 330 of the Public
Health Service Act, through the Health Center Cluster (H-80) program.
It is a community organization
that provides comprehensive primary health care in areas where economic or
geographic barriers limit access to affordable health care.
Neomed has been providing health services such as immunization, laboratory,
radiology, pharmacy, dental and others in different locations across the island
for 24 years.
Meanwhile, the Foundation for
the Development of Homeownership Inc. received $4.4 million to provide services
to minors. The funds were given under the disaster assistance program for Head
This assignment is part of the recovery
funds allocated to Puerto Rico to address the impact of the hurricanes of 2017,
which are part of the Bipartisan Budget Act of February 2018.
The organization offers early Head
Start and regular Head Start programs in the towns of Caguas, San Lorenzo,
Gurabo, Juncos, Trujillo Alto, Cayey, Aguas Buenas, Comerio, Guayama, Loiza,
Las Piedras, Aibonito and Canovanas.