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