SDHS receives $1.07 million grant

Published 11:52 am Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Southern Dominion Health Systems (SDHS) in Victoria will receive a $1.07 million grant as part of $17.63 million in grants being awarded in Virginia from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The grants are being used to assist health care organizations, medical research and Head Start programs across the commonwealth, according to a press release issued by U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine.

“This funding is an investment in the health and education of our communities,” the senators said. “Community health centers and Head Start programs help create a strong foundation for Virginia families, and we will continue to be steadfast supporters of these critical programs and services in Congress.”

SDHS’ grant is one of eight of the grants being awarded to fund health and social services. According to its website, SDHS operates the Lunenburg Medical Center along with several others in other parts of the commonwealth.

Other entities receiving funding in the health and social services category include the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Inc. (Arlington); Youth for Tomorrow – New Life Center (Bristow); Alexandria Neighborhood Health Systems; Johnson Health Center (Lynchburg); and George Mason, Virginia Commonwealth and Old Dominion universities.

In addition, three organizations will receive funding for Head Start Programs: Mile High Kids and Community Development Inc. (Virginia Beach), People Incorporated of Virginia (Abingdon) and the Augusta County School Board.