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Jaime Herrera Beutler Applauds Funding for Expanded COVID-19 Testing in Southwest Washington

Over $960,000 to Cowlitz and Lewis Counties to increase COVID-19 testing capacity

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Washington, May 15, 2020 | comments

Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler today applauded a recent announcement by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that more than $960,000 in grant funding has been awarded to the Cowlitz Family Health Center and the Lewis County Community Health Services to expand capacity for coronavirus testing.

As a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, Herrera Beutler helped secure this funding in the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, which may be used to purchase, administer and expand testing capacity to curb the outbreak of COVID-19.

“Testing remains a critical tool that will help us return to normal life and protect seniors, workers and other residents, which is why I was pleased to help secure this funding to increase COVID testing capacity here in Southwest Washington,” said Herrera Beutler.

Grant Funding for Expanded Coronavirus Testing:

Cowlitz Family Health Center: $479,494.00

Lewis County Community Health Services: $484,084.00

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