MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel, D-Bronx, recently announced the Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center will receive a $4.1 million grant to provide health care for low-income residents.
Engel said the MVNHC is in line to receive a $4.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, according to a press release. The center has provided preventive and primary health care services to underserved communities in lower Westchester County and the Bronx for more than 40 years, according to the release.
“Meeting the needs of our most vulnerable neighbors is one of our greatest challenges," Engel said in the release. "I am pleased that Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health has been recognized for their commitment to providing health care to low-income and uninsured residents in lower Westchester County and the Bronx. This $4.1 million grant from HHS will enable them to sustain or expand their services.”
More than 90 percent of families served by the Neighborhood Health Center are 200 percent below the federal poverty level, according to the release.
Engel represents the 16th District, which includes Scarsdale, Eastchester, Bronxville, Rye city and town, Mount Vernon, Pelham, Hastings-on-Hudson, Ardsley, Yonkers and a portion of the north Bronx.