Tennessee Governor, Bill Lee, has announced the first round of grant awards from the Healthcare Resiliency Program (HRP), which is aimed at improving Tennessee’s capacity to deliver quality healthcare services. The $230 million program, funded through the American Rescue Plan, will provide $121 million in funding for the first round of grants. The program has two project areas: Capital Investment and Practice Transformation and Extension, and the grants will go towards expanding brick-and-mortar healthcare capacity and improving access to healthcare services.
The list of eligible grant recipients includes Unity Medical Center in Coffee County, which will receive $1 million to update its MRI and Ultrasound technology. Senior Care Associates, LLC will receive part of a $3.3 million grant for its TN-SURE project, which aims to improve access to healthcare services inCoffee, Hamilton, Loudon, Anderson, McMinn, Greene, Williamson, Maury, and Knox counties. Tennessee Oncology, PLLC will receive $1.5 million for its NEST project, which aims to improve cancer care services in Coffee, Bedford, DeKalb, Dickson, Putnam, Robertson, and Warren counties.
Tennessee Health Commissioner, Ralph Alvarado, M.D., F.A.C.P., thanked the Governor and the General Assembly for recognizing the important work of healthcare leaders in the state.
TDH continues to evaluate HRP grant applicants and projects and expects a second announcement of grant awards in the coming weeks.