At the end of 2011, Congress passed the Fiscal Year 2012 Omnibus Appropriations Act (package summary is here) The bill funds HRSA (Division F) at program level of $6.5B. Within this total, the Health Centers Program maintained FY2011 discretionary funding level of $1.6B - for a total programmatic level of $2.78 billion. This means the Health Centers Program will receive a nearly $200M increase to grow and expand care to those most in need.
FY2012 Appropriations Vote: House (296-121) ; Senate (67-32)
Statement from NACHC President and CEO, Tom Van Coverden
Posted on Mon, January 9, 2012
by Patricia Christensen