Boston – MassDevelopment recently provided grants totaling $525,502 to 11 community health centers across the commonwealth through the agency’s Community Health Center Grant Program, which will help these organizations complete capital improvement projects. The program offers grants of up to $50,000 each for projects ranging from installing updated electronic health record systems and HVAC equipment to launching dental practices and vision centers.
The Community Health Center Grant Program is funded by the MassDevelopment/HEFA Trust, which MassDevelopment has administered since its 2010 merger with the Massachusetts Health and Educational Facilities Authority (HEFA).
MassDevelopment also offers other financing options to community health centers, including tax-exempt bond financing and TechDollars, a loan program to help nonprofits purchase and install technology equipment.
The following institutions received MassDevelopment grants in 2018:
Charles River Community Health Inc., Boston – $50,000.
Community Healthlink Inc., Worcester – $50,000.
Community Health Programs Incorporated, Great Barrington – $50,000.
Dimock Community Health Center Inc., Roxbury – $50,000.
Duffy Health Center Inc., Hyannis – $50,000.
East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Corporation, East Boston – $39,554.
Manet Community Health Center Incorporated, Quincy – $50,000.
Outer Cape Health Services Inc., Harwich – $50,000.
South End Community Health Center Inc., Boston – $36,000.
Stanley Street Treatment & Resources Inc., Fall River – $49,948.
Upham’s Corner Health Committee Inc., Dorchester – $50,000.