Mustard Seed Community Health has been approved for $150,000 state grant that will help the organization pay some operating expenses and expand some services in the Cottage Grove community.
The Community Health Grant was approved by the N.C. Office of Rural Health, which is responsible for improving access, quality and cost-effectiveness of healthcare. The grant is for one year.
To be approved for the grant, Mustard Seed went through a competitive process and was reviewed by such organizations as the N.C. Community Health Center Association, the N.C. Free Clinic Association, the N.C. Institute of Medicine, the N.C. Hospital Association, the N.C. Medical Society Foundation.
“This grant not only helps us maintain our services for another year,” said Mustard Seed Chair Scott Kutos, “but because of its competitive process, also shows what a fine job our people have been doing, especially our medical director Dr. Beth Mulberry.”
The money will be used for operating expenses such as rent, utilities and medical supplies. It also will be used to hire a social worker who will assist patients when needed.
The medical clinic in east Greensboro opened March 1.