Inland Empire health care providers and government officials are getting a federal boost to battle the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The region has been promised hundreds of millions of dollars, and counting, as part of $2 trillion in coronavirus relief money set aside by Congress in March. The bill includes money for those affected by the pandemic.
So far, federal lawmakers representing San Bernardino, Riverside and Los Angeles counties have arranged for dollars for colleges and students, health care providers and economic development. More announcements are expected in coming weeks.
The money will help health care providers with the costs of caring for and testing patients as well as buying protective equipment. It will help colleges stay afloat and assist students with tuition. Some dollars are for spurring job growth and providing affordable housing.
Several Inland airports hit by a decline in business during the pandemic, including Ontario International Airport, also are getting money.
The list includes highlights of funding coming to districts represented by Reps Pete Aguilar, D-Redlands; Ken Calvert, R-Corona; Paul Cook, R-Apple Valley; Raul Ruiz, D-Palm Desert; Mark Takano, D-Riverside; and Norma Torres, D-Pomona.
For hospitals and health care providers
- $1,559,495 for Riverside County Health System, plus an additional $101,250
- $1,135,445 for Unicare Community Health Center in Ontario, San Bernardino, Colton, Fontana, Pomona and East Los Angeles
- $1,094,761 for SAC Health System in San Bernardino
- $1,044,335 for Community Health Systems, Inc. in Moreno Valley
- $820,246 for the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health
- $755,465 for Pomona Community Health Center
- $711,077 for Inland Behavioral and Health Services
- $687,455 for the Desert AIDS Project in Palm Springs, plus an additional $60,944
- $97,883 for Urban Community Action Projects in Riverside
From Community Development Block Grant and Emergency Solutions Grant programs
- $6,954,004 for Riverside County, which will receive an additional $431,117,152 from the Treasury Department.
- $6,560,515 for San Bernardino County
- $2,839,568 for the city of Riverside, which is also getting $479,139 in Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS funds.
- $3,023,526 for the city of San Bernardino
- $1,854,673 for Fontana
- $1,851,023 for Pomona
- $1,828,329 for Moreno Valley
- $1,649,603 for Ontario
- $810,528 for Victorville
- $734,885 for Corona
- $714,324 for Rialto
- $702,928 for Jurupa Valley
- $604,816 for Rancho Cucamonga
- $601,191 for Hesperia
- $536,986 for Perris
- $375,735 for Upland
- $351,040 for Apple Valley
- $330,471 for Chino
- $329,152 for Temecula
- $307,232 for Menifee
For colleges and students
At least 50% must be used for tuition assistance, financial aid, meal programs and other student services.
- $30,904,089 for Cal Poly Pomona
- $29,734,626 for UC Riversde
- $26,243,781 for Cal State San Bernardino
- $17,457,959 for Mt. San Antonio College
- $11,446,484 for Chaffey Community College
- $10,831,532 for Riverside City College
- $9,713,109 for Mt. San Jacinto College’s Menifee Valley Campus
- $8,067,843 for Victor Valley Community College
- $7,913,118 for Cal Baptist University
- $7,061,346 for College of the Desert
- $6,732,563 for San Bernardino Valley Community College
- $5,658,977 for University of La Verne
- $3,681,844 for Moreno Valley College
- $3,523,056 for Norco College
- $3,388,020 for University of Redlands
- $2,144,179 for La Sierra University
- $1,933,930 for Crafton Hills College
- $1,285,644 for Pomona College
- $1,105,699 for Western University Of Health Sciences
- $855,579 for Claremont McKenna College
- $625,861 for Pitzer College
- $546,083 for Scripps College
- $516,332 for Harvey Mudd College
- $295,107 for Claremont Graduate University
- $245,993 for Pomona Adult School
- $189,117 for Keck Graduate Institute Of Applied Life Sciences
- $186,455 for the Riverside County Office of Education