Dunkirk, NY (2022)

The Chautauqua Center


  • NMTC Amount: $7,000,000
  • Total Project Cost: $7,777,588


  • 59 FTE jobs
  • 75 construction jobs
  • 37,500 sq. ft. of real estate


Project Description

The project consists of the construction of a new 37,500 sq. ft. health center facility that will consolidate two existing stand-alone sites (a primary care site, and a co-located behavioral health and dental health site) in rural Chautauqua County in Western New York. The proposed NMTC financing will help to satisfy PCDC’s requirement under the 2020 NMTC Allocation Agreement to invest 25% of its $65 million award in non-metropolitan/rural areas. The consolidation of two of TCC’s three Dunkirk sites will allow greater communication among providers, streamline service delivery, improve access to care using a more team-based approach to address a wider range of patients’ needs during a single visit, and provide an on-site pharmacy to improve medication adherence. + “By consolidating locations, TCC will benefit from having streamlined operations and service delivery, along with additional providers and capacity to better serve the needs of our community,” noted Michael Pease [pictured], CEO of TCC. PCDC is providing $7 million of NMTC allocation and a $1 million loan from the NYS Fund towards The project. Specifically, TCC’s expansion will: Integrate and expand medical, women’s health, behavioral health, and dental services to one location; Add OB/GYN, psychology, and optometry services; Double the number of dental operatories and triple the number of behavioral health counseling rooms and primary care exam rooms; Add 10 clinicians, including two primary care providers, four behavioral health specialists, two dentists, and two hygienists; Increase the number of support staff to assist clinicians and provide additional outreach; Include telehealth infrastructure to ensure it can provide specialty services; Provide a community kitchen and Board and training rooms; Improve the effectiveness and efficiency of its processes and layouts to better meet value-based targets. + NAISC: All Other Outpatient Care Centers + CBA: Yes. All employees hired for The project will receive benefits and a living wage. The project will target approximately 15% participation of Low-Income Persons, residents of Low-Income Communities or Under-Represented Minorities in the FTE Permanent Jobs and 15% in Construction Jobs. The CBA projects that 3,000 or 50% patients are expected to receive benefit counseling/assistance with enrollment into food stamps, insurance plans other entitlement programs and supportive services. The Sponsor will employ eligibility workers and case managers who can conduct the screenings and assist the patients. All patients will be offered these services.


Address: 75 East Third Street, Dunkirk, NY 14048

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