Benton County and UAMS received much needed assistance from a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant on Friday. The grant will give underserved communities in the region opportunities to receive aid in the wake of the pandemic.
- Perfect timing: The $4mm grant will primarily go towards helping minority and rural communities in NWA, which struggled during the COVID pandemic. With money from the Cares Act running out in just a few days, this financial aid will be put to use right away.
- Preventative measures: The funding will allow UAMS and its partners to provide medical services to communities themselves and prevent there ever being an 'underserved' situation in the future.
You can read more about the federal healthcare relief coming to the Northwest Arkansas HERE.