Racine Community Health Center grant, $20 million from the state

Racine Community Health Center

Governor Tony Evers on Friday announced $20 million from the Wisconsin Healthcare Infrastructure Capital Investment Grant Program for the new Racine Community Health Center.

The grant will support the development of the new center to expand access to health care in the community for low-income families, the underinsured or uninsured, and historically underserved communities.

The Racine Community Health Center will serve as a neighborhood resource for gateway services, providing on-site assessment and primary care and using case managers to coordinate referrals to specialty care, including mental and behavioral health care .

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Additionally, the clinic will operate on a rolling fee scale based on income, provide transparency in its fee structure, and provide transportation and language assistance to remove any barriers to care.

The Town of Racine also received a $15 million grant through the Neighborhood Investment Fund grant program for the Lincoln-King Neighborhood Revitalization Plan, which will provide new affordable housing in the community.

Part of an investment of more than $285 million allocated by the Governor for community capital projects statewide, the Health Infrastructure Capital Investment Grant program was announced for the first time in August 2021alongside the neighborhood investment fund grant program Last week.

The Health Infrastructure Capital Investment Grant program is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Administration and funded by the American Rescue Plan Act, with grants ranging from $158,000 to a maximum of $20 million. dollars.

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