RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More than $16 million in federal funding has been awarded to eight Virginia community health centers to help pay for capital improvements.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelious announced the grants from the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday.

St. Charles Health Council of Pennington Gap received the largest grant, $5 million.

Other community health centers receiving grants are: Daily Planet of Richmond, $750,000; Highland Medical Center of Monterey, $4.1 million, Piedmont Access To Health Services of Danville, $2.4 million; Vernon J. Harris East End Community Health Care of Richmond, $2.9 million; Alexandria Neighborhood Health Services of Alexandria, $495,500; Southern Dominion Health Systems of Victoria,$498,000; and Tri-Area Community Health of Laurel Fork, $486,975.

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