Congressman Clyburn announces another multi-million dollar health care grant

Nov 14, 2014

(Columbia, SC) –South Carolina Congressman James E. Clyburn announced today that South Carolina will be receiving more than $2 million from the Department of Health and Human Services for the Family Health Centers, Inc. in Orangeburg, S.C.

The Family Health Centers, Inc. has six locations in Vance, Denmark, Orangeburg, Neeses, St. George and St. Matthews that serve the health care needs of those communities.  Their vision is to promote the health of the community by improving access and eliminate health care disparities.  The grant awards $2,163,532.00 in discretionary spending to be used across the organization.  This newest grant brings the total of health care grants awarded to South Carolina this year to over $9 million.

“I am once again pleased to see South Carolina receive federal assistance to expand its primary health care centers,” Congressman Clyburn said.  “As our state continues to struggle without the $11.7 billion in new revenue we should be receiving by expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, I’m happy to see individual organizations apply for and receive funding to help their local efforts.  One of the most important things we can do for our citizens is offer affordable primary health care services.”