Genesee Community Health Center receiving federal grants

FLINT— A $1,747,198 grant for the Genesee Health System, announced recently, will go toward funding of the Genesee Community Health Center, according to officials.

Jean Troop, executive director Genesee Community Health Center, said the grant is the annual Year 9 continuation of the health center’s service for the homeless and public housing.

The federal grant, awarded by the U.S. Health and Human Services, will support health care services for mid- Michigan families, particularly those who are medically underserved or veterans.

The Genesee Health System provides mental health and crisis services, and serves the health, developmental disabilities, and substance use disorder needs of the adults, children and families of Genesee County.

“I am pleased to announce this federal grant for the Genesee Health System so they can continue providing critical mental health services to our community,” said Congressman Kildee, when he recently announced the grant. “When we invest in mental health services, our community benefits. We have seen over the last year the impact the pandemic has had on the mental health and well-being of our friends and family, underscoring the need for additional resources for mental health care.”

Troop said the Genesee Community Health Center also received another $1.1 million from American Rescue Plan Act which is providing national COVID-19 relief.

She said the American Rescue Plan grant will allow the health center to expand services and increase capacity while continuing to mitigate COVID-19 and help with behavioral health care.