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Fact Sheet - President Donald J. Trump Is Committed to Providing Support to Underserved Communities Impacted By the Coronavirus Pandemic

May 13, 2020

My administration is pursuing a comprehensive strategy to address the full spectrum of needs in these communities, supporting both health and economic revitalization. --President Donald J. Trump

SUPPORTING UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES: President Donald J. Trump is working to aid communities that have been disproportionately harmed by COVID-19.

  • President Trump is committed to providing unprecedented health and economic support to individuals in traditionally underserved communities affected by COVID-19.
  • The Administration is reaching out and directly working with leaders in these communities.
    • The White House has provided at least 550,000 African American stakeholders with comprehensive, direct updates on preparedness, response, and mitigation efforts.
    • The White House has reached hundreds of thousands of Hispanic stakeholders through conference calls, town halls, and virtual events to inform about our COVID-19 response.
    • The Administration has held weekly calls with tribal leaders to assist tribal communities with response, mitigation, and recovery efforts.
  • The President has also directed the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council to focus on underserved communities impacted by the virus.

DELIVERING CRITICAL ECONOMIC SUPPORT: President Trump is committed to ensuring that distressed communities have access to vital economic assistance during this time of crisis.

  • President Trump signed legislation providing $60 billion in loans under the Paycheck Protection Program targeted to support minority and disadvantaged communities.
  • The President is delivering up to $1,200 in direct cash payments to Americans who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and providing additional payments for their families.
  • The Department of Education temporarily delayed student loan repayments, held interest rates at zero, and provided more than $6 billion in emergency assistance to students.
  • The President signed legislation providing $1 billion to Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, and other minority serving institutions that have experienced hardship due to COVID-19 and continues to target funds to institutions in need.
  • The President signed legislation providing $3.5 billion to keep child care centers open for low-income families and frontline workers.
  • The President halted evictions on Federal Government-assisted housing and is temporarily preventing foreclosures for some Federal Housing Administration insured mortgages.

PROVIDING QUALITY CARE: President Trump is working tirelessly to provide underserved communities with the healthcare resources they need to fight the virus.

  • The President is committed to equipping underserved communities with the necessary testing and healthcare resources they need to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The Administration is investing approximately $2 billion in community health centers, helping their 28 million patients in medically underserved areas receive the care and testing they need.
  • President Trump signed legislation to guarantee coronavirus testing free of cost-sharing, removing financial obstacles for Americans who would otherwise be unable to access them.
  • $2 billion has been devoted to support hospitals with high COVID-19 admissions based on their Medicare and Medicaid disproportionate share and uncompensated care payments.
  • To remove financial hurdles to getting appropriate care, the Federal Government is covering the cost of coronavirus treatment for uninsured patients.

Donald J. Trump, Fact Sheet - President Donald J. Trump Is Committed to Providing Support to Underserved Communities Impacted By the Coronavirus Pandemic Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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