Glacier County Community Health Center to Receive More Than $1.7 Million, Tester Announces
$1,770,366 will help fund Glacier Community Health Center in Cut Bank
(Big Sandy, Mont.) - As part of his continuing support for community health centers across Montana, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced a grant of $1,770,366 for the Glacier Community Health Center in Cut Bank.
The grant is administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and will help cover operating costs for the health center.
"Facilities like the Glacier Community Health Center are the backbone of rural communities across Montana," Tester said. "These resources mean folks in Cut Bank and the surrounding area will continue to have access to the vital, affordable care all Montanans need and deserve."
Tester has been a steadfast supporter of community health centers. Last year he fought to renew long-term funding for these critical health centers, and he was recognized just last month as a national champion for community health centers and an advocate for Montana's patients and medical professionals by the National Association of Community Health Centers for his efforts.
Earlier this year, Tester cosponsored the Community Health Investment, Modernization, and Excellence Act to mandate annual increases in community health center funding for the next five years. He was the only member of Montana's delegation to vote to fund community health centers.
Montana has approximately 40 community health centers that serve over 100,000 patients each year.