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§ 254b–2.
Community health centers and the National Health Service Corps Fund
(a)
Purpose

It is the purpose of this section to establish a Community Health Center Fund (referred to in this section as the “CHC Fund”), to be administered through the Office of the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to provide for expanded and sustained national investment in community health centers under section 254b of this title and the National Health Service Corps.

(b)
Funding
There is authorized to be appropriated, and there is appropriated, out of any monies in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to the CHC Fund—
(1)
to be transferred to the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide enhanced funding for the community health center program under section 254b of this title
(A)
$1,000,000,000 for fiscal year 2011;
(B)
$1,200,000,000 for fiscal year 2012;
(C)
$1,500,000,000 for fiscal year 2013;
(D)
$2,200,000,000 for fiscal year 2014;
(E)
$3,600,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2015 through 2017; and
(F)
$3,800,000,000 for fiscal year 2018, $4,000,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2019 through 2023, $526,027,397 for the period beginning on October 1, 2023, and ending on November 17, 2023, $690,410,959 for the period beginning on November 18, 2023, and ending on January 19, 2024, $536,986,301 for the period beginning on January 20, 2024, and ending on March 8, 2024, and $3,592,328,767 for the period beginning on October 1, 2023,1
1
 So in original.
and ending on December 31, 2024; and
(2)
to be transferred to the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide enhanced funding for the National Health Service Corps—
(A)
$290,000,000 for fiscal year 2011;
(B)
$295,000,000 for fiscal year 2012;
(C)
$300,000,000 for fiscal year 2013;
(D)
$305,000,000 for fiscal year 2014;
(E)
$310,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2015 through 2017;
(F)
$310,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2018 and 2019;
(G)
$310,000,000 for fiscal year 2020;
(H)
$310,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2021 through 2023; and
(I)
$40,767,123 for the period beginning on October 1, 2023, and ending on November 17, 2023, $53,506,849 for the period beginning on November 18, 2023, and ending on January 19, 2024, $41,616,438 for the period beginning on January 20, 2024, and ending on March 8, 2024, and $297,013,699 for the period beginning on October 1, 2023,1 and ending on December 31, 2024.
(c)
Construction

There is authorized to be appropriated, and there is appropriated, out of any monies in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, $1,500,000,000 to be available for fiscal years 2011 through 2015 to be used by the Secretary of Health and Human Services for the construction and renovation of community health centers.

(d)
Use of fund

The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall transfer amounts in the CHC Fund to accounts within the Department of Health and Human Services to increase funding, over the fiscal year 2008 level, for community health centers and the National Health Service Corps.

(e)
Availability

Amounts appropriated under subsections (b) and (c) shall remain available until expended.

(Pub. L. 111–148, title X, § 10503, Mar. 23, 2010, 124 Stat. 1004; Pub. L. 111–152, title II, § 2303, Mar. 30, 2010, 124 Stat. 1083; Pub. L. 114–10, title II, § 221(a), Apr. 16, 2015, 129 Stat. 154; Pub. L. 115–96, div. C, title I, § 3101(a), (b), Dec. 22, 2017, 131 Stat. 2048; Pub. L. 115–123, div. E, title IX, § 50901(a), (c), Feb. 9, 2018, 132 Stat. 282, 287; Pub. L. 116–59, div. B, title I, § 1101(a), (b), Sept. 27, 2019, 133 Stat. 1102; Pub. L. 116–69, div. B, title I, § 1101(a), (b), Nov. 21, 2019, 133 Stat. 1136; Pub. L. 116–94, div. N, title I, § 401(a), (b), Dec. 20, 2019, 133 Stat. 3113; Pub. L. 116–136, div. A, title III, § 3831(a), (b), Mar. 27, 2020, 134 Stat. 433; Pub. L. 116–159, div. C, title I, § 2101(a), (b), Oct. 1, 2020, 134 Stat. 728; Pub. L. 116–215, div. B, title II, § 1201(a), (b), Dec. 11, 2020, 134 Stat. 1044; Pub. L. 116–260, div. BB, title III, § 301(a), (b), Dec. 27, 2020, 134 Stat. 2922; Pub. L. 118–15, div. B, title III, § 2321(b), (c), Sept. 30, 2023, 137 Stat. 94, 95; Pub. L. 118–22, div. B, title II, § 201(b), (c), Nov. 17, 2023, 137 Stat. 119, 120; Pub. L. 118–35, div. B, title I, § 101(b), (c), Jan. 19, 2024, 138 Stat. 4; Pub. L. 118–42, div. G, title I, § 101(a), (b), Mar. 9, 2024, 138 Stat. 397.)
cite as: 42 USC 254b-2