Meng Announces Millions in Coronavirus Funding for Local Health Providers
May 12, 2020
QUEENS, NY – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) announced the awarding of $50.7 million in federal funding for health-related providers located in her congressional district in Queens. The funds, which are allocated under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, will help 1,485 local providers in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The CARES Act was the third coronavirus relief bill that was passed by Congress and enacted into law.
“Queens has been the epicenter of the coronavirus crisis and many of my constituents continue to suffer from the effects of the outbreak,” said Meng. “These funds are vital. It is essential that we receive the financial resources we need, and I’m pleased that funding from the CARES Act is making its way to providers in communities throughout our congressional district. I commend this funding but we need even more, and I will continue the fight to ensure that we obtain all the money we deserve.”
The $50.7 million will go to medical offices, labs, hospitals, health care facilities, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers and other health-related facilities.