Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) announced today that the Community Health Center of Black Hills in Rapid City will receive a $277,782 federal grant from the Department of Health and Human Services from the stimulus package. The funding will be used to acquire a larger facility, increase staff, provide additional medical services, and purchase equipment for staff.
“I am pleased that this economic stimulus funding is continuing to move to communities across our state,” said Johnson. “This funding will help ensure that the Community Health Center of Black Hills continues providing important medical services for the Rapid City community.”
Resources from the stimulus package are continuing to help local communities across South Dakota. Funding has already been distributed to local housing commissions to improve our communities and to cities and towns to continue the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program, weatherization, and the state energy program. Additional resources from the legislation will continue to be distributed in the weeks ahead.
The stimulus package recently signed by President Obama is focused on tax cuts for the middle class, infrastructure investments and job creation. This funding is a prime example of the kind of resources the legislation provides to help improve communities while advancing South Dakota’s economy.