Southern Dominion Health Systems (SDHS) in Victoria, VA, will receive a $1.07 million grant as part of $17.63 million in grants being awarded in Virginia from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The grants are being used to assist health care organizations, medical research and Head Start programs across the commonwealth, according to a press release issued by U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine.

“This funding is an investment in the health and education of our communities,” the senators said. “Community health centers and Head Start programs help create a strong foundation for Virginia families, and we will continue to be steadfast supporters of these critical programs and services in Congress.”

SDHS’ grant is one of eight of the grants being awarded to fund health and social services. SDHS currently operates out of six different Medical, Dental and Behavioral Health centers located in Lunenburg, Dinwiddie, Amelia and Greensville Counties.