Congressman Clyburn announces over $8 million in grants to be awarded to the Children's Trust Fund of South Carolina

Feb 24, 2015 Issues: Appropriations

(Columbia, SC) –South Carolina Congressman James E. Clyburn announced today that the Children’s Trust Fund of South Carolina will be receiving more than $8 million from the Department of Health and Human Services for maternal and child health services.  This grant comes after a $6 million grant announcement in September to the Children’s Trust Fund for similar services. 

The grants being awarded to the Children’s Trust Fund are part of the Affordable Care Act and will assist in a maternal, infant and early childhood home visiting program.  This program is designed to improve coordination of services for at risk communities and identify and provide comprehensive services to improve outcomes for families who reside in those communities. 

“I continue to be pleased to see South Carolina receive federal assistance from the Affordable Care Act to improve health care services in our state,” Congressman Clyburn said.  “As our state continues to see an influx of financial support despite the state’s refusal to accept $11.7 billion of new revenue by expanding Medicaid, I look forward to seeing our local communities’ healthcare needs addressed by organizations like the Children’s Trust Fund.”