AUGUSTA, Maine — Two Maine community health centers are receiving federal grants totaling more than $990,000 to provide care to more patients.

The grants are part of $1.5 million being awarded to support new primary care sites at 236 health centers nationwide by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Katahdin Valley Health Center in Patten is getting about $300,000, and Penobscot Community Health Center in Bangor will receive nearly $700,000.

DHHS says those funds will help serve an additional 4,410 patients. The department says the grants will be used to create new full-time service delivery sites.