BROWNSVILLE, Texas (KVEO) — U.S Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Texas, on Monday announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded nearly $250,000 in supplemental funding to several health clinics in South Texas. 

A news release from the congressman’s office stated the Brownsville Community Health Clinic has received $89,375; Community Action Corporation of South Texas has received $68,928; and Su Clinica Familiar has received $98,980 to help defray costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.  

“Our community health centers, hospitals and health care workers are at the frontlines of this national and worldwide pandemic.  They deserve our support and should receive the necessary funds and equipment they need as they fight to save lives and keep our community safe and healthy,” Vela said.

The congressman’s press release added, “I applaud HHS for providing funds to these three community health clinics to help treat and prevent the spread of COVID-19, and I will continue to work to ensure that Congress provides the federal funds our community health centers need to do the important work they do.”