First Choice receives grant for workforce training center

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s an organization that received a $1 million grant for a workforce training center.

First Choice Community Healthcare provides primary medical care throughout the mid-Rio Grande Valley of central New Mexico.

First Choice’s CEO, Robert DeFelice, joined KRQE This Morning to talk about their latest grant. Watch above.

The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced this grant which will allow First Choice to break ground on a $22 million community development project in the South Valley.

The funds pay for engineering, installation of water, storm drainage and other infrastructure on 7.5 acres owned by First Choice adjacent to its South Valley Health Commons.

First Choice has been providing access to health care services for 44 years.

For more information, visit their website. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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