Trahan Announces New Federal Grant Funding for Lawrence, Lowell, and Fitchburg Community Health Centers for Coronavirus Response
Funding comes from recently-passed COVID-19 response legislation supported by Trahan
Washington, March 31, 2020
LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Trahan announced three federal grants totaling $239,199 for Community Health Centers in Lawrence, Lowell, and Fitchburg. The money comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and was part of the $8.3 billion emergency coronavirus funding package that Rep. Trahan voted in favor of earlier this month.
The first grant in the amount of $71,807 is going to the Lowell Community Health Center, under the management of CEO Susan West Levine; the second grant in the amount of $74,559 is going to Community Health Connections in Fitchburg under the management of President and CEO John DeMalia; and the third grant in the amount of $92,833 is going to the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center in Lawrence and is under the management of President and CEO John Silva.
“We are facing an unprecedented pandemic, and our community health centers – as well as those who work in them – are on the front lines of our response. That’s why I was proud to support the emergency funding package that made this critical grant funding available to the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, the Lowell Community Health Center, and Community Health Connections. I’m working with my colleagues at the state and federal level to ensure more financial assistance is headed to the Third Congressional District. I will never stop advocating for the heroic work our community health centers undertake every day – during the current crisis and otherwise,” said Congresswoman Trahan.