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