Evanston Township High School has received a federal grant to upgrade its school-based health center.

The $72,826 grant will pay for new plumbing fixtures, appliances and medical equipment and other improvements at the 15-year-old center.

The grant is one of 278 awarded across the country in a $95 million joint program of the federal health and education departments funded under health care reform legislation adopted last year.

The ETHS Health Center is operated as a community partnership between the high school, NorthShore University HealthSystem and the City of Evanston Health Department.

Some funding also comes from the Illinois Department of Human Services.

The renovations are expected to be complete in about a year.

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