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American Rescue Plan Provides $143M to 36 Mass. Nonprofits

Thirty-six nonprofit community health centers across Massachusetts, from the Berkshires to the Cape and Islands, were awarded $143 million—an average of $3.98 million each—from the recently enacted American Rescue Plan response to the coronavirus pandemic, which for some grantees represents the largest financial infusion in their history.

The funds must be spent within two years and requires each organization to submit a budget plan for the grants, according to the federal Health Resources and Services Administration, which recently announced the grants.

Eliza Lake, CEO of Hilltown Community Health Centers (HCHC), based in Worthington, which serves residents in Hampshire County and the western Hilltowns of Hampden County, said, its $1.8 million grant is the largest ever received, according to a report in the Daily Hampshire Gazette.

“We are at the moment financially stable,” Lake was quoted, noting that while HCHC’s revenues declined due to loss of patient revenue, PPP loans and other support from state and federal programs helped stabilize it. ”Certainly this grant will help with that.”

Receiving the funds were the following:

  • Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, Boston: $2,367,000
  • Brockton Neighborhood Health Center, Brockton: $7,404,000
  • Caring Health Center, Springfield: $3,248,500
  • Charles River Community Health, Boston: $3,763,375
  • Codman Square Health Center, Boston: $4,053,875
  • Community Health Center of Cape Cod, Mashpee: $2,461,500
  • Community Health Center of Franklin County, Greenfield: $1,654,250
  • Community Health Connections, Fitchburg: $4,745,500
  • Community Health Programs, Great Barrington: $4,835,625
  • Dimock Community Health Center, Boston: $2,465,000
  • Dothouse Health, Boston: $3,408,250
  • Duffy Health Center, Hyannis: $1,004,375
  • East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Corporation, Boston: $14,723,875
  • Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, Worcester: $6,287,125
  • Family Health Center of Worcester, Worcester: $5,021,125
  • Fenway Community Health Center, Boston: $5,269,625
  • Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Methuen: $8,527,500
  • Greater New Bedford Community Health Center, New Bedford: $3,904,000
  • Harbor Health Services, Mattapan: $5,831,375
  • Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center, Dorchester: $1,558,375
  • Healthfirst Family Care Center, Fall River: $3,617,000
  • Hilltown Community Health Centers, Worthington: $1,800,250
  • Holyoke Health Center, Holyoke: $3,628,000
  • Island Health, Edgartown: $1,114,750
  • Lowell Community Health Center, Lowell: $5,300,500
  • Lynn Community Health, Lynn: $6,858,125
  • Manet Community Health Center, Quincy: $2807500
  • Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, Boston: $1,166,625
  • Mattapan Community Health Center, Mattapan: $1,971,250
  • North End Community Health Committee, Boston: $2,356,375
  • North Shore Community Health, Salem: $3,086,000
  • Outer Cape Health Services, Harwich Port: $2,887,000
  • South Boston Community Health Center, Boston: $2,789,250
  • South Cove Community Health Center, Boston: $4,985,250
  • Uphams Corner Health Committee, Dorchester: $2,210,625
  • Whittier Street Health Center, Roxbury Crossing: $4,226,000


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