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Rep. Williams Announces $7.8 Million CARES Act Award for Dell Seton Medical Center at UT-Austin

Jul 17, 2020
Press Release

AUSTIN, TX Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX-25) today announced a $7.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas at Austin. The funding, provided in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, is being distributed to hospitals with over 161 COVID-19 admissions between January 1 and June 10, 2020, or that experienced a disproportionate intensity of COVID-19 admissions.

“As our Texas hospitals continue rising to meet the needs of their patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, one of my top priorities is providing them with the resources to most effectively serve their patients. While they have already received hundreds of millions in funding thanks to the CARES Act, I’m proud to deliver additional relief for Dell Seton Medical Center to ensure health care providers can prepare for and respond to the virus in the Austin community,” said Congressman Williams.

HHS is distributing $10 billion nationwide in the second round of high impact COVID-19 funding to hospitals beginning next week, with 44 Texas hospitals receiving a total of $377,927,710. In May, HHS announced the first round of high impact funding totaling $12 billion that was distributed to 395 hospitals.

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Congressman Roger Williams represents the 25th Congressional District of Texas and serves as a member of the House Committee on Financial Services.