2014 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hodges
Gloucester Mathews Free Clinic

Item 291 #7h

Item 291 #7h

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Health and Human Resources
Health, Department of FY2015 $200,000 FY2016 $0 GF

Page 239, line 11, strike "$14,331,833" and insert "$14,531,833".
Page 242, after line 46, insert:
"T.  Out of this appropriation, $200,000 the first year from the general fund shall be provided to the Gloucester Mathews Free Clinic to assist in the purchase and renovation of an existing building to house the medical clinic, administrative offices and a dental component."

(This amendment adds $200,000 the first year from the general fund to provide capital improvements at the Gloucester Mathews Free Clinic. The current facility is too small to accommodate the more than 2,000 patients who use the clinic as their primary medical care providers. The current facility is in need of renovation and the current lease is set to expire. The clinic has raised more than $1.0 million from donations but requires $2.5 million to complete the project. State funding may help to secure additional donations and grants as the clinic begins the public phase of its fund raising campaign.)