Budzinski Announces $3.2 Million for SIU School of Medicine
SPRINGFIELD, IL — Today, Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski (IL-13) announced that the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine will be receiving $3,240,745 in federal funding from the Department of Health and Human Services through the Health Center Cluster program. The program was created to support community health centers acting as a safety net for underserved, underinsured and vulnerable populations.
“Local community health centers are a vital resource for folks across Southern and Central Illinois, especially those who struggle to afford or access care,” said Congresswoman Budzinski. “I’m pleased to announce that $3.2 million from the Department of Health and Human Services will be awarded to the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine to improve their facilities and support community health here in Springfield.”
The Health Center Cluster Grant Program exists to provide financial assistance to health centers to support the continuation of comprehensive primary health care services to underserved areas or populations. Additional information on the program can be found here.