In December 2019, Congress provided a short-term extension of health center mandatory funding through May 22.
This 5-month extension of mandatory funding for health centers, the NHSC and THCGME is necessary to avoid a direct funding lapse; however, it is well short of the longer-term extension needed to address the uncertainty that these programs face with only short-term renewals of this critical funding.
Some of the specific details of FY20 appropriations funding agreement for health centers include:
$1.63 billion in Community Health Center discretionary funding through September 30, 2020, including a $50M earmark for Health Centers in high-need areas to increase the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).
$120 million in National Health Service Corps (NHSC) discretionary funding through September 30, 2020.