UCFS Receives $64,431 Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) Grant

A new vaccine management system, refrigerators, and a freezer for five health center sites of United Community and Family Services will now be a reality thanks to a $64,431 grant from CHEFA, the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority.   UCFS is the largest health agency dedicated to serving the medical, dental, and behavioral health needs of the Eastern Connecticut community.  The grant was made in November, 2017 and the much needed equipment is now arriving at UCFS locations. 

After touring the facility with President and CEO, Jennifer Granger, and Representatives Mike France and Kevin Ryan, Betty Sugerman Weintraub, CHEFA’s Grant Program Manager, remarked “This grant supports CHEFA’s health funding priority.  Ensuring the integrity of vaccine storage is crucial to maintaining the public health of individuals and families in Eastern Connecticut”.   In further remarks she went on to say “CHEFA is one of the few funders that award capital expenditure grants, we are proud of our Board of Directors for recognizing this important niche”.  CHEFA receives no state funds.

In total, at the November 2017 CHEFA Board meeting, $787,835 was awarded to twelve nonprofit organizations representing the education, healthcare, childcare, and cultural sectors that are the core funding priorities for the agency.

For more information on the programs and services offered at UCFS, please visit our website at UCFShealthcare.org.