Lakewood Resource and Referral Center (LRRC) Awarded Nearly $1 Million HHS Grant

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded the Lakewood Resource and Referral Center (LRRC) a $915,025 grant to increase COVID-19 vaccinations.

The grant was among a combined $7,427,359 in federal funding distributed to 24 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) organizations across the state.

“When COVID-19 swept through New Jersey, some of our most vulnerable communities were hit the hardest,” New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez, a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee that sets national health policy, said in a statement.

Menendez announced the grant in a joint press release with Senator Cory Booker.

According to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), which administers CHCs, more than 91% of health center patients are individuals or families living at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, and more than 60% are racial or ethnic minorities.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Does Bob Menendez think my vote is that cheap?
    I am disgusted!
    Anything less than $250,000,000 in annual earmarks for Lakewood, and I can guarantee that his opponent will get my vote.

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