Rep. Hurd announces $3.1M for COVID-19 testing in district health centers


WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) last week announced that health centers in the Texas’ 23rd district will receive more than $3.1 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to continue combating the COVID-19 pandemic through testing.


These funds are part of the FY2020 Expanding Capacity for Coronavirus Testing (ECT) awards and are the result of the most recent Coronavirus economic relief package, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, which Hurd advocated for.

“Testing is key to controlling the spread of COVID-19, and, because of this new funding, more of our health care facilities can advance their testing capabilities. Robust testing infrastructure will make it simpler and safer for our economies to begin reopening, and it will help stop this virus,” said Hurd.


An ECT award provides one-time funding to support health centers to prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19. Specifically, funds may be used for necessary expenses to purchase, administer and expand capacity for testing to monitor and suppress the virus.


The following health organizations were awarded an ECT grant by HHS:

  • Vidaysalud Health System Inc., Crystal City, TX - $190,894.00

  • South Texas Rural Health Services Inc., Cotulla, TX - $204,364.00

  • El Centro Del Barrio, San Antonio, TX - $1,547,164.00

  • Community Health Development Inc., Uvalde, TX - $258,919.00

  • Cactus Health Services, Inc., Sanderson, TX - $127,189.00

  • Presidio County Health Services Inc., Marfa, TX - $192,409.00

  • United Medical Centers, Eagle Pass, TX - $599,449.00





El Representante Hurd anuncia $ 3.1M para pruebas COVID-19 en centros de salud del distrito


WASHINGTON, DC - El representante de los Estados Unidos Will Hurd (TX-23) anunció la semana pasada que los centros de salud en el distrito 23 de Texas recibirán más de $ 3.1 millones del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos (HHS) de los Estados Unidos para continuar combatiendo el COVID- 19 pandemia a través de pruebas.


Estos fondos son parte de los premios FY2020 Expanding Capacity for Coronavirus Testing (ECT) y son el resultado del paquete de ayuda económica Coronavirus más reciente, el Programa de protección de cheques de pago y la Ley de mejora de la atención médica, que Hurd abogó.  

“Las pruebas son clave para controlar la propagación de COVID-19 y, debido a esta nueva financiación, más de nuestros centros de atención médica pueden mejorar sus capacidades de pruebas. Una infraestructura de prueba sólida hará que nuestras economías comiencen a reabrir de manera más simple y segura, y ayudará a detener este virus ”, dijo Hurd.


Un premio ECT proporciona fondos únicos para ayudar a los centros de salud a prevenir, prepararse y responder a COVID-19. Específicamente, los fondos se pueden usar para los gastos necesarios para comprar, administrar y ampliar la capacidad de pruebas para monitorear y suprimir el virus.


Las siguientes organizaciones de salud recibieron una subvención de ECT por parte del HHS:

  • Vidaysalud Health System Inc., Crystal City, TX - $190,894.00

  • South Texas Rural Health Services Inc., Cotulla, TX - $204,364.00

  • El Centro Del Barrio, San Antonio, TX - $1,547,164.00

  • Community Health Development Inc., Uvalde, TX - $258,919.00

  • Cactus Health Services, Inc., Sanderson, TX - $127,189.00

  • Presidio County Health Services Inc., Marfa, TX - $192,409.00

  • United Medical Centers, Eagle Pass, TX - $599,449.00

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