Collier County Grants Fund New Emergency Back Up Generator to Operate Crisis Unit and Other Key Buildings

February 2nd, 2012

Collier County Housing, Human and Veteran Services has awarded the David Lawrence Center a Community Development Block Grant provided by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for $175,000 and an additional $50,000 grant from the Health Facilities Authority will be used to purchase and install a new emergency back up generator with sufficient fuel capacity to work for up to 120 hours.

This critical funding will greatly upgrade the Center’s ability to provide auxiliary power in three key buildings on the main campus. The new equipment will provide the capacity to generate full power to the Acute Care Building which houses the inpatient Crisis Stabilization Unit and Adult Detoxification Unit, the Outpatient and Urgent Care Services Building and Administration which houses the servers that operate our electronic medical record data.

Locally, HUD funds have been earmarked, in part, for infrastructure improvements for facilities that provide services that benefit individuals with low to moderate income and improve the conditions of life in Collier County. The Health Facilities Authority assists in the financing of qualifying, non-profit human health care facilities through the issuance of tax-exempt bonds.

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