- Associated Press - Saturday, May 7, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Four Mississippi health centers will get more than $3.7 million to renovate or build new clinics.

The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration is giving the money to community health centers in Liberty, Jackson, Meridian and Hattiesburg. It’s part of a nationwide $260 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The Mississippi Primary Health Care Association says in a statement the money will help medical centers expand services to nearly 6,000 patients in areas with limited access to care.

The funding includes:

-$796,875 to Amite County Medical Services Inc. in Liberty

-$1 million to Central Mississippi Civic Improvement Association Inc. in Jackson

-$985,210 to Greater Meridian Health Clinic Inc. in Meridian

-$946,000 to Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative Inc. in Hattiesburg

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