Press Release

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $22.5 Million In Emergency Federal Funding For Coronavirus Testing In New York City

May 13, 2020

U.S. Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $22,875,973 in federal funding to help health centers in New York City 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 imperative to our COVID-19 response and to the safe and successful reopening of New York’s businesses, schools, sporting events, and so much more,” said Senator Schumer. “This federal funding increases testing capacity in our state, will help beat back COVID-19, and contain a possible resurgence of the virus. 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 New York City. As we fight to flatten the curve, I will continue to advocate for the resources needed during this pandemic.”

Funding recipients listed below:

New York City


The Addabbo Joseph P Family Health Center, Inc.


Apicha Community Health Center


Beacon Christian Community Health Center


Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center, Inc.,


The Betances Health Center


Bronx Community Health Network


Bronx Lebanon Integrated Service System, Inc.


Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center


Brownsville Community Development Corporation


Care For The Homeless


Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, Inc..


Community Health Center of Richmond, Inc..


Community Health Initiatives Inc.


Community Health Project, Inc.


Community Healthcare Network, Inc.


Damian Family Care Centers, Inc.


East Harlem Council For Human Services, Inc.


Ezra Medical Center


The Floating Hospital, Inc.


HealthCare Choices NY, Inc.


Heritage Health and Housing, Inc.


Housing Works Health Services III, Inc.


Institute For Family Health, The


La Casa de Salud Inc.


Montefiore Medical Center


Morris Heights Health Center, Inc.


New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation


Oda Primary Health Care Center, Inc.


Project Renewal, Inc.


Ryan William F Community Health Center, Inc.


Settlement Health and Medical Services, Inc.


Sunset Park Health Council, Inc.


Under 21


Union Community Health Center, Inc.


Upper Room Aids Ministry, Inc.: Adult Day Health Care Center


Urban Health Plan, Inc.


Vocational Instruction Project Community Services, Inc.