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HELENA- Over $2 million was secured for rural health clinics in Montana.

In total, $2,868,762 was secured and will go to 58 rural health clinics in the state.

The money is a part of $225 million provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for COVID-19 testing in rural communities across the country.

“The funding may be used for a wide range COVID-19 testing and related expenses including planning for implementation of a COVID-19 testing program, procuring supplies to provide testing, training providers and staff on COVID-19 testing procedures, and reporting data to HHS on COVID-19 testing activities,” said HRSA Administrator Tom Engels.  “Funds may also be used for building or construction of temporary structures, leasing of properties, and retrofitting facilities as necessary to support COVID-19 response.”

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