May 13, 2020

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $16.5 Million In Emergency Federal Funding For Coronavirus Testing In Upstate New York

Funding Will Expand Capacity For Testing During The COVID-19 Health Crisis

U.S. Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $16,790,380 in federal funding to help health centers in Upstate New York respond to and contain the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak. Specifically, this funding will help health centers purchase, administer, and expand the use of COVID-19 testing. The funding was allocated by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Expanding Capacity for Coronavirus Testing (ECT) program. 

“Testing is essential to our COVID-19 response and to the successful reopening of the Upstate economy without triggering a second wave of infections,” said Senator Schumer. “This funding provides the essential expansion of testing needed to beat back the virus and for life to go back to normal. I am proud to have secured this vital funding for New York and will continue to fight tooth and nail for a fully-funded testing strategy that keeps New Yorkers safe.”

“To contain the spread of this disease and safely reopen schools and businesses, we must make COVID-19 testing widely available for all Americans,” said Senator Gillibrand. “Our state has faced more cases of COVID-19 than any other state and this critical funding will make testing and treatment more accessible in Upstate New York. As we fight to flatten the curve, I will continue to advocate for the resources needed during this pandemic.”

Funding recipients listed below by region:  

Capital Region 

Schenectady Family Health Services, Inc.

$384,439

Whitney M. Young, Jr., Health Center, Inc.

$407,089

Central Region

East Hill Family Medical Inc.

$207,469

Northern Oswego County Health Services, Inc.

$513,664

Upstate Family Health Center, Inc.

$189,649

Syracuse Community Health Center, Inc.

$489,184

Hudson Valley Region

Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center, Inc.

$392,134

Ezras Choilim Health Center, Inc.

$491,704

Cornerstone Family Healthcare

$724,654

Open Door Family Medical Center, Inc.

$992,254

Hudson River Healthcare, Inc.

$3,775,339

Refuah Health Center, Inc.

$1,142,434

 

North Country Region

Hudson Headwaters Health Network

$1,449,484

United Cerebral Palsy Association of the North Country, Inc.

$286,279

North Country Family Health Center, Inc.

$289,024

 

Rochester and Finger Lakes Region 

Regional Health Reach, Inc.

$98,329

Anthony L. Jordan Health Corporation

$512,269

Oak Orchard Community Health Center, Inc.

$449,314

Rochester Primary Care Network, Inc.

$1,660,384

Finger Lakes Migrant Health Care

$532,234

 

Southern Tier Region

Southern Tier Community Health Center Network

$252,604

 

Western Region

Northwest Buffalo Community Health Care Center

$490,879

The Chautauqua Center

$246,229

Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc.

$414,139

Jericho Road Ministries Inc.

$399,199