As previously noted, St. Louis County had asked for community input on how to directly spend $7 million of CARES funding for healthcare. Members of the community responded and ultimately decided that specific healthcare services were needed in the county’s most vulnerable areas, most of them in north county.
St. Louis County Department of Public Health is seeking bids to provide the following services to the community.
St. Louis County also announced an additional infusion of $2.5 million in CARES Act funding to support diagnostic testing for COVID-19. Community Health Centers, including Federally Qualified Health Centers, that have existing COVID-19 testing infrastructure will be eligible to apply for this funding to cover testing costs conducted for St. Louis County residents.
This funding is in addition to free testing available by appointment, for all County residents at the Department of Public Health. Upcoming funding opportunities for innovative testing projects such as mobile testing soon to be available through the participatory budgeting process and more detailed information about the application will be disseminated.