NEWARK, N.J. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced a combined $9.68 million to support New Jersey community health centers as they continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and provide quality care to residents.

“Our community health centers are often the first place families and seniors across the state go when they need affordable and high quality health care,” said Sen. Menendez, a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee that sets national health policy. “They’ve also been on the frontlines of the pandemic since the very beginning and they continue to play a critical role in our state’s response and recovery. This funding will ensure these FQHC’s can keep providing critical care to our most vulnerable communities and residents who need it most.” 

“New Jersey health centers have been an essential part of the fight against COVID-19 by providing quality care to those who need it most,” said Sen. Booker. “This federal funding will help ensure our community health centers can continue to provide critical health care services to some of our most underserved communities in order to protect the health and safety of all New Jerseyans.” 

The following awards were made: 

  • Camcare Health Corporation, Camden County -- $2.12 million
  • Paterson Community Health Center, Inc., Passaic County -- $1.72 million
  • City of Newark, N.J., Essex County -- $1.8 million
  • Community Health Center, Inc., Bridgeton, Cumberland County -- $4.08 million

In New Jersey, there are 24 Community Health Centers that operate 137 satellite sites, providing preventive and primary health care services to over a half-million New Jersey residents.