(NASHVILLE) — State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) said today he was very pleased that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded funds to four Tennessee health centers in Senate District 12 which he represents.  The funds were awarded by  as part of the U.S. response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The funds for Senate District 12 are a combined total of $2.65 million.  It includes $723,140 for Mountain Peoples House Council in Huntsville; $675,140 for Dayspring Health of East Tennessee in Jellico; $617,810 for Community Health of East Tennessee in LaFollette; and $639,575 for Morgan County Health Council in Wartburg.

“I am very pleased these community health organizations in our district will receive federal funds totaling over $2.6 million combined to support essential health care services and bolster our response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Sen. Yager.  “These four organizations submitted excellent applications which reflect their care and concern for the patients they serve.  Our health care facilities are on the frontlines of this pandemic and need all the support we can provide.  I also want to thank our congressional delegation for their help in securing these needed funds to meet the most challenging health crisis of our time.”