The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is awarding nearly $30 million in federal funding to Louisiana health care facilities to fight the coronavirus epidemic.
The funds will be dispersed to 36 health care facilities in the state.
The grant money is part of the CARES Act, a $2 trillion relief package that provides emergency assistance for American families and businesses.
According to the Health and Human Services website, four facilities in Acadiana will receive funds as part of the CARES Act
- The Teche Action Board in Franklin - $976,130
- Southwest Louisiana Primary Health Care Center in Opelousas - $681,410
- Iberia Comprehensive Community Health Center in New Iberia - $1,047,815
- SWLA Center for Health Services in Lake Charles - $989,630
"Health care workers in Louisiana have been handling one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks in the country. Congress passed the CARES Act to provide them with resources to help them handle the epidemic. I thank them all for risking their own health to save lives," said Dr. Cassidy.