Gobi, Whipps announce grant for Polus Center

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Published: 6/9/2021 1:42:57 PM
Modified: 6/9/2021 1:43:00 PM

BOSTON — Sen. Anne Gobi (D-Spencer) and Rep. Susannah Whipps (I-Athol) joined the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development today in announcing a grant award in the amount of $45,000 for the Polus Center for Social and Economic Development. The award comes as part of the administration’s Partnerships for Recovery Rapid Reemployment Program, which is designed to address the significant economic impact that COVID-19 has had on the more than 1.9 million Massachusetts residents who have experienced an employment interruption due to COVID.

Gobi had this to say on the grant award being announced today, “I join with Rep. Whipps in congratulating and thanking the Polus Center. There is a need for many skilled workers and pharmacy technicians are in demand. I appreciate this important partnership that benefits all.”

Rep. Whipps added, “I’m happy to join with Senator Gobi to support funding focused on inclusion and opportunity for people with disabilities and victims of conflict. Polus has a strong history in the region and we’re proud to promote their program.”

Located in Petersham, the Polus Center has more than 35 years of experience designing human service programs and promoting new opportunities for persons with disabilities and victims of conflict in the United States and throughout the world. Today, their primary work in Massachusetts is to help people with disabilities gain the skills, credentials, career-support and work opportunities to help them find competitive employment.

For more information on the program please contact Sen. Gobi’s office by email at Anne.Gobi@MASenate.gov.

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