Representative Hayes (CT-05) secured $3,059,180 in funding for community health centers in CT-05 through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded funding to 4 community health centers in Danbury, Plainville, Torrington, and Waterbury as a part of the legislation.

“Community health centers serve an essential role in our local health care system.  These centers provide life-saving primary care for our most vulnerable families and individuals,” said Congresswoman Hayes. “This bipartisan legislation provides affordable and accessible health care to the residents of CT-05.” 

The historic CARES Act provides $1.32 billion in supplemental funding to community health centers across the country. Weeks earlier, Congress passed the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, which provided $100 million to 1,381 health centers across the country – including $1.2 million to 16 health centers in Connecticut.

For a list of the latest award recipients, please visit To locate the health center closest to you, you can visit FindAHealthCenter.HRSA.Gov.   

Rep. Jahana Hayes has been a public-school teacher in Connecticut for more than 15 years and was recognized in 2016 as the National Teacher of the Year.

Currently serving her first term in the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Hayes sits on the Committees on Education & Labor and Agriculture and proudly represents Connecticut’s 5th District.