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Treasurer Announces Plan to Provide $20 Million in Emergency Grants for Imperiled Community and Planned Parenthood Clinics

 

PR17:36
June 16, 2017

Contact: Marc Lifsher
news@sto.ca.gov
916-653-2995

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – State Treasurer John Chiang will join state lawmakers and health care advocates to announce the establishment of a $20 million one-time emergency grants program to support community clinics that provide vital health services to California’s most vulnerable residents.

The Community Clinic Lifeline Grant Program will help small or rural nonprofit clinics, including Planned Parenthood clinics, keep their doors open and provide critical services as lawmakers work to address the potential losses in health care funds due to threatened federal actions such as repealing the Affordable Health Care and eliminating funding for essential women’s health and preventative services.

WHEN: 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 19, 2017
WHERE: South Steps, California State Capitol
WHO: California State Treasurer John Chiang
Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, D-Los Angeles
(*Chair of the Senate Budget Committee and sponsor of event)
Dr. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento
Planned Parenthood
California Primary Care Association
Central Valley Health Network
California Immigrant Policy Center

More Information:

A livestream of the news conference will be available on the State Treasurer’s Office Facebook page starting at 11 a.m. Monday, June 19.

For more news, please follow the Treasurer on Twitter at @CalTreasurer, and on Facebook at California State Treasurer's Office.