|JANESVILLE — Gov. Tony Evers today announced more than $4 million from the Healthcare Infrastructure Capital Investment Grant Program has been awarded to support expanding access to quality healthcare services in the Janesville and Edgerton communities.
“Making sure that critical healthcare services—from dental care to orthopedics to mental healthcare—are accessible to families and individuals in every zip code is essential to ensuring we are building healthier communities across our state for years to come,” said Gov. Evers. “So, I am glad to be awarding these funds today to support two great projects in the Janesville and Edgerton communities that will do just that with new facilities that will provide central hubs for patients to receive care close to home.”Of the more than $4 million investment announced today, more than $1.1 million will be going to HealthNet of Rock County to expand their services at a new building on Franklin Street. This new facility will centralize services to reduce transportation burdens on patients, while almost doubling HealthNet’s capacity to provide care to uninsured individuals and triple the dental clinic capacity, as well as expand care for women and low-income individuals. Additionally, today, more than $3.8 million was awarded to Edgerton Hospital and Health Services to support a new facility in a more central location for patients. This new facility will increase access to mental healthcare for seniors and general mental healthcare, pain management resources, pediatric services, and orthopedics.
Part of a more than $285 million investment allocated by the governor for community capital projects statewide, the Healthcare Infrastructure Capital Investment Grant Program was first announced in August 2021, alongside the Neighborhood Investment Fund Grant Program awarded last week.The Healthcare Infrastructure Capital Investment Grant Program is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) and funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), with grants ranging in size from $158,000 to a maximum of $20 million. Applications opened on Oct. 26, 2021, and closed on Nov. 30, 2021. Additional information can be found on the program website. Recipients of the Healthcare Infrastructure Capital Investment Grant Program will be announced on a rolling basis throughout this week. A full list of grant awardees will be released later today.
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