July 29, 2021

Duckworth, Durbin Announce Over $4 Million in American Rescue Plan Act Funding to Chicagoland Health Centers


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] — U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced $4,803,500 in federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding to four Chicago-area primary care healthcare centers. This ARP investment, allocated through the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), will help these healthcare providers both respond to the ongoing pandemic through equity-based vaccine efforts and enhance their services and infrastructure.

“Before and throughout this pandemic, Illinoisans have depended on community-based healthcare centers for accessible care,” Duckworth said. “Even when the COVID-19 public health crisis is behind us, so many Illinoisans will continue to rely on centers like these, which is one of the reasons I’m proud that funding from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan will support these vital providers. I’ll keep working with Senator Durbin to help ensure all Illinoisans have access to the care they need during and after this pandemic.” 

“Illinois Community Health Centers have been an integral part of our COVID-19 response, addressing health disparities and administering vaccines to some of our hardest hit communities,” Durbin said. “That’s why Senator Duckworth and I worked to pass the American Rescue Plan, which recognizes the value of these health centers and the importance of equitable care.”

Under today’s announcement, the following heath centers will receive grants:

  • The Infant Welfare Society of Chicago in Chicago will receive $500,000.
  • Legacy Medical Care Inc. in Arlington Heights will receive $3,250,500.
  • Grand Prairie Services in Tinley Park will receive $553,000.
  • Wabash General Hospital District in Mount Carmel will receive $500,000.