ELDRIDGE, GREGOIRE, DYKEMA, KANE ANNOUNCE 31K GRANT FUNDING FOR WESTBOROUGH FIRE DEPARTMENT

Funding will help provide public ambulance and emergency services

BOSTON– Senator Eldridge (D-Acton), Representative Danielle Gregoire (D-Marlborough), Representative Dykema (D-Holliston) and Hannah Kane (R-Shrewbury) announced that the Baker-Polito Administration has awarded 31k in grant funding to the Westborough Fire Department because of their participation in the Ambulance Certified Public Expenditure Program (CPE). The Ambulance CPE program allows municipalities that provide emergency public ambulance and emergency medical services for MassHealth members to secure supplemental reimbursement.

“I applaud the Baker-Polito Administration for securing this grant funding to ensure that Westborough will be able to continue providing high quality emergency medical care,” said Senator Eldridge. “I am pleased that MassHealth members will continue to benefit from these valuable programs and services.”

“This funding will go far in allowing our community to continue to provide emergency services to all of our residents,” said Representative Gregoire. “I am grateful that our administration saw the town of Westborough as deserving of this grant.”

“Our local first responders are known to provide the highest caliber of care to our citizens during emergencies,” said Representative Dykema. “This grant money ensures these life-saving services are available to those most in need in Westborough.”

“The well-being of our cities and towns relies heavily on the responsiveness, professional competence and care of our local emergency responders,” said Representative Kane. “I would like to applaud the Town of Westborough and the Westborough Fire Department for their initiative to participate in the Ambulance CPE Program. I also greatly appreciate Governor Baker, Lieutenant Governor Polito and the Executive Office of Health and Human Services’ commitment to public safety and hope more towns will follow Westborough’s initiative to participate in this program.”

In early June, the town will receive a payment of $31,806. Westborough received this funding because of its participation in the Ambulance Certified Public Expenditure Program which gives eligible municipalities with public ambulance and EMS services the opportunity to receive Medicaid compensation for services to MassHealth recipients.

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