Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) announced that grants will be made available to area schools to support life-sciences related capital projects as a part of a statewide initiative.
The grants will be part of 10-year, $1-billion investment by the state to create jobs and establish health and well-being initiatives and will be available to schools located in the MetroWest region of Massachusetts, according to a press release from MLSC. Among the schools already slated to receive grants are Framingham State University and MassBay Community College.
Framingham State will get a $3 million grant to fund a major lab renovation. MassBay Community College will receive a $50,000 grant to plan an Applied Life Sciences and Technology Center that will be located in its downtown Framingham campus. The $22.1 million project is currently in its design phase.
Three MetroWest-area high schools also received equipment and supply grants in December as part of the initiative. Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School received a grant for $40,000, Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School received a grant for $100,000 and Waltham High School received a grant for $100,000.