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Rural Hospitals And Nursing Homes In Texas To Receive Pandemic Relief Funds

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TX NURSING HOMES GET FUNDING - Roughly 13 hundred rural hospitals and nursing facilities in Texas are now eligible to receive federal pandemic relief to take care of staffing and infrastructure needs. The announcement came from Governor Greg Abbott’s office.

The 128-million dollars for rural hospitals and nursing home facilities comes from the federal American Rescue Plan Act—which passed Congress earlier this year. The Texas Legislature later authorized the funding during the third special session as part of Senate Bill 8. Through a grant program, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission will distribute 90-million dollars to certain nursing facilities. About 12-hundred are eligible. Each facility will receive 75-thousand dollars. Additionally, 150 rural hospitals throughout Texas are also eligible to receive about 38-million, or 250-thousand dollars each.