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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

Abraham announces $6.8 million for 5th District hospitals, education programs

June 5, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded about $6.8 million in grants for five projects across Louisiana's 5th Congressional District.

All the funds are federal grants awarded through HHS and will be used for administrative expenses.

"It's a win anytime we can bring federal dollars back home where they can be reinvested to help meet the health care and educational needs of our local communities. I appreciate Sec. Alex Azar for awarding these funds that will help make Louisiana a better place," Dr. Abraham said.

The grant awardees and amounts are as follows:

  • $1.4 million for the Head Start program in Jonesboro in Jackson Parish. Head Start provides early childhood education, nutrition and parental guidance for low-income individuals.
  • $1.3 million for the Catahoula Parish Hospital District No. 2.
  • $1.6 million for the Hospital Service District 1-A in Richland Parish (Delhi).
  • $1.2 million for the Morehouse Community Medical Center in Bastrop.
  • $1.3 million for the Rapides Primary Health Center in Alexandria.