Each year, Congress must appropriate the amount of funding set aside for the Health Centers Program for the next federal fiscal year, which runs from October 1 to September 30. In the past several years, health centers have been fortunate enough to receive record funding in large part to the President’s Initiative, which provided a substantial increase in the program’s funding.
Funding for Health Centers is distributed by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies have jurisdiction over all HRSA funding.
Community Health Centers and National Health Service Corps Trust Fund (Created by Health Care Reform) When the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (HR 3590 and HR 4872) was signed into law on March 23, 2010, it created the Community Health Centers and National Health Service Corps Trust Fund. This new trust fund changes the way that new health center funding is appropriated. Instead of Congress making the determination of funding levels each year, the Department of Health and Human Services will be able to directly appropriate the health center funds once the federal budget is passed and signed into law.
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