BOSTON (WWLP) – The Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers (CHC) will receive $12.5 in grant funding to support 35 Community Health Centers state wide in continued COVID-19 testing and vaccination efforts.

Originally, $5 million for CHCs was included in a supplemental budget signed by Governor Baker in February 2022, but due to high demand for health services, an additional $7.5 million is being awarded from a COVID-19 response reserve established in that supplemental budget.

All CHCs that applied will be receiving funds ranging from $120,000 to $450,000. The money will be used for COVID-19 testing and vaccinations along with supply cost, mobile testing sites and renovations of facilities to create dedicated vaccination and testing space.

“As Massachusetts continues to lead the nation in vaccination rates, we are continually investing in neighborhood-based organizations like community health centers who know how to reach the populations they serve,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “These organizations are a fundamental piece of Massachusetts’ health care system, and this funding will allow them to address the specific needs of the individuals they serve.”

The Community Health Centers receiving grants are:

  • Boston Health Care for the Homeless
  • Brockton Neighborhood Health Center
  • Caring Health Center
  • Charles River Community Health
  • CHC of Franklin County
  • Codman Square Health Center
  • Community Health Center of Cape Cod
  • Community Health Connections
  • Dimock Community Health Center
  • DotHouse Health
  • Duffy Health Center
  • East Boston Neighborhood Health Center
  • Edward M Kennedy Community Health Center
  • Family Health Center of Worcester
  • Fenway Community Health Center
  • Greater Lawrence Family Health Center
  • Greater New Bedford Community Health Center
  • Greater Roslindale Medical & Dental Center
  • Harbor Health Services
  • Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center
  • HealthFirst Family Care Center
  • Hilltown Community Health Centers
  • Holyoke Health Center
  • Island Health
  • Lowell Community Health Center
  • Lynn Community Health Center
  • Manet Community Health Center
  • Mattapan Community Health Center
  • MGH Community Health Associates
  • North End Waterfront Health
  • North Shore Community Health Center
  • South Boston Community Health Center
  • SSTAR
  • Upham’s Corner Community Health Center
  • Whittier Street Community Health Center