Georgetown’s La Red Receives $3.8-Million Through American Rescue Plan

The American Rescue Plan has resulted in a $3.8-million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for La Red in Georgetown.

Senator Tom Carper, D.-Del. visited the La Red Health Center Tuesday to make the official announcement. The funds cover costs incurred since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and for related programs such as vaccine administration, testing, delivery of healthcare services, education and community outreach and modifications to infrastructure.

“This year, La Red is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and it may be its toughest year yet,” Carper said. “Working with local churches and organizations to reach out to the most rural parts of Sussex County, La Red reaches tens of thousands of Delawareans who face barriers to receiving care, especially during this pandemic when so many patients were home-bound. I’m so proud that we are able to fund our federally qualified health centers like La Red so that all Delawareans can access quality, affordable health care.”

The Rescue Plan, passed by Congress and signed by President Biden in March, includes $7.6-billion for community health centers and Federally Qualified Health Centers across the country.