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May 18, 2022
Seven Central Mass. Nonprofits Get $8.3M in New Federal Funds

March 19, 2022 — Seven central Massachusetts nonprofit organizations will receive $8,362,542 in federal funds to support employment training, food and health programs, and expanded early college programs for high school students, among other projects.

The influx of funds, authorized as part of an appropriations package signed into law by President Biden last week, were announced by Congressman Jim McGovern (D-Worcester) who said the federal support recognizes "essential organizations in our community."

Slated to receive the funds are the following:

  • Centro Las Americas, Worcester: $975,000 for a telehealth and electronic health records project and equipment.

  • Creative Hub Community Arts Center, Worcester: $300,000 for the creation of a multi-purpose arts center.

  • LaunchSpace, Athol: $1,047,542 for the creation of a center to support employment training.

  • Northampton Community Arts Trust, Northampton: $2,500,000 for the creation of a community arts facility.

  • Spanish American Center, Leominster: $110,000 for a food truck and refrigerated van to help fight food insecurity.

  • Veterans Inc., Worcester: $430,000 for behavioral health services for veterans and their families.

  • Worcester Area Business Education Foundation, Worcester: $3,000,000 to expand the Food Hub at Union Station.
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