Congresswoman Trahan Announces $3,896,605 in Federal Grant Funding for Community Health Connections, Inc.
Washington, February 11, 2022
LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Comittee’s Health Subcommittee, announced $3,896,605 in federal funding for Community Health Connections, Inc. This award comes from the Department of Health and Human Services through the Health Center program.
“For the past twenty years, Community Health Connections has provided the Greater Fitchburg region with exemplary care. This new federal investment is crucial in supporting the daily efforts of nurses, doctors, and support staff who work tirelessly on behalf of their patients. As a strong supporter of community health centers, I will continue to advocate for additional funding so that Community Health Connections and each of our health centers have the resources necessary to meet the needs of their patients and their communities,” said Congresswoman Trahan.
“Community Health Connections is gratified that the Federal Government continues to support the ongoing operations that enable us to serve those in need of health care in the region. Without Federal support, we would be unable to reach the most vulnerable populations in our communities,” said John DeMalia, CPA, President and CEO of Community Health Connections, Inc.
As a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, Trahan has been a staunch advocate for providing health centers with the federal dollars needed to fund programs that enhance the important outreach to the vulnerable populations they serve.
Most recently, to further support the work of Community Health Centers in the Third District, Trahan announced more than $2.7 million of federal American Rescue Plan funding was being awarded to facilities in Fitchburg, Lowell, and Lawrence. Community Health Connections, Inc. received $772,184 of that funding.