Soto Announces Central Florida Health Care to Receive Over $10.6 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding to Expand Access to COVID-19 Vaccines

April 2, 2021
Press Release

KISSIMMEE – During a visit to Central Florida Health Care, Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) announced the non-profit health corporation will receive $10.6 million in American Rescue Plan funds to expand their COVID-19 vaccination and treatment operations. The resources are part of the American Rescue Plan’s investments to expand access to vaccines in underserved communities.

“Our Community Health Centers have been critical players in our response to COVID-19,” said Congressman Soto. “This week, I visited Central Florida Health Care to see how the American Rescue Plan is already helping our community defeat the coronavirus. I was happy to announce that more help is on the way so doctors and nurses can redouble their efforts to get more shots in arms and save more lives!”

“Central Florida Health Care is very excited to receive this funding that will allow us to take better care of our patients and our community members,” said Ann Claussen, Chief Executive Officer of Central Florida Health Care.

The health centers can use the funding to:

  • Expand COVID-19 vaccinations, testing and treatment for vulnerable populations; 
  • Deliver preventive and primary health care services to people at higher risk for COVID-19; and 
  • Expand health centers’ operational capacity during the pandemic and beyond, including modifying and improving physical infrastructure and adding mobile units.

Photos from the visit can be found here. Additional grant information can be found here