OFN member Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) and Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS) have announced the COVID-19 Community Health Care Resiliency Fund to help community health centers restore, sustain, and enhance operations. The $10 million fund will provide flexible, low-cost working capital loans and customized technical assistance to Empire State health centers. Applications are accepted at http://pcdc.org/covid19fund from October 1 to 30, 2020.
Launched with the support of New York-based grantmakers, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund), and the OFN and Google Grow with Google Small Business Fund, the new fund will enable health centers to make the investments and operational enhancements needed to serve their communities through the COVID-19 crisis and recovery.
“Community health centers need immediate capital financing and technical assistance as COVID-19 has exacerbated health disparities for the most underserved and increased challenges to delivering vital primary care services,” said Anne Dyjak, PCDC’s managing director for capital investments. “Primary Care Development Corporation is pleased to create the COVID-19 Community Health Care Resiliency Fund with CHCANYS and thanks our partners for their invaluable support to help community health centers through the next stages of the pandemic.”
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