Non-State Recipients

In addition to the $6.6 billion in Recovery Act funds flowing through state

Non-State Recipient Highlights
government agencies, billions of dollars - roughly one-third of the total ARRA benefits to Massachusetts - have been awarded to non-state agencies directly from the federal government, including private companies, non-profit organizations, municipalities, and quasi-government agencies.

Medical Research and Health Centers

Massachusetts has received over $990 million in research grants from the National Institutes of Health, the second-highest total in the nation after California. These funds are helping our universities, think tanks, and corporate laboratories research and develop innovative medical treatments for cancer, heart disease, ALS (Lou Gherig's Disease), and countless other conditions. These funds are also financing stem cell research, studies of health access disparities, gene therapy research, and other research aimed at revolutionizing the way we deliver medical care.

The federal government is also investing heavily in community health centers across the country, working to increase access to health care for our most

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vulnerable citizens. Massachusetts alone received nearly $80 million-the most of any state-of the $600 million in federal funds made available nationally for new construction at community health centers, funding eight new centers from New Bedford to Fitchburg. Health centers across Massachusetts have also received over $18 million for capital improvements, and over $6.5 million for increased demand for services, helping to fund doctors and other professionals to meet the needs of the centers' clients.

Clean Energy

ARRA funds are also helping the Massachusetts private sector remain a leader in clean energy. A $25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy has allowed the Massachusetts

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Clean Energy Center to construct the world's largest testing facility for wind blades. The facility, under construction in Charlestown, will allow private companies developing wind turbine blades up to 90-meters long to test their prototypes before production. The facility is scheduled to be completed by February 2011.

Broadband Services

Federal ARRA investments also include the Massachusetts Broadband Institute's (MBI) MassBroadband 123 project, which received $45.4 million from the U.S. Department of Commerce through the highly competitive Broadband Technology Opportunities Program. MassBroadband 123 aims to connect the 123 cities and towns of Western and North Central Massachusetts to high-speed Internet via a robust fiber-optic cable network. M assBroadband 123 will be a publicly owned, open access, middle-mile backbone that will allow service providers to connect and deliver broadband services to households and businesses.