Boston (March 25, 2024) – Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today announced their successful efforts to secure an additional $4.4 million in federal funding for health and education projects, bringing the total to $8.1 million for community-based projects across Cape Cod and the Islands. 

“Cape Cod’s elected and community leaders are dedicated to making the region a healthier, cleaner, safer, and more just place to live. I am proud to work with Senator Warren to bring important investments directly to Cape communities and initiatives to further regional goals,” said Senator Markey. “These investments in early education, marine research, and harbor infrastructure will make a meaningful difference in the lives of residents.” 

“I fought alongside Senator Markey and Representative Keating to secure millions of dollars in federal funds to replace the Bourne and Sagamore bridges. And now, it’s great to announce more federal investments — this time, for community projects across the Cape,” said Senator Warren. “From constructing a new childcare facility in Mashpee to funding that revitalizes our harbors and invests in Massachusetts fishers, we’re continuing to build a Cape and Islands that residents can be proud to call home.”

Additional projects receiving federal funding include:

  • $1,618,000 for Cape Abilities to replace 15 aging, gas consuming transportation vans with fully electric transportation vans. The new vans will provide reliable and environmentally friendly transportation to jobs, homes, and community outings for adults with disabilities.
  • $1,070,000 for Martha’s Vineyard Hospital for to purchase capital equipment used in the operating room and the acute care unit, along with the radiology departments.
  • $994,000 for the Alzheimer's Family Support Center (AFSC) to provide a comprehensive array of evidence-informed cost-free services to families, individuals, and communities living with Alzheimer's and other dementia-related diseases. 
  • $750,000 for the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown to support arts learning opportunities for K-12 students and community members provided by the Fine Arts Work Center and additional Outer Cape-based non-profit organizations.

These projects come in addition earlier awards, including: 

  • $1,000,000 for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to construct a 6,650 square foot childcare facility for children ages six weeks to five-years-old.
  • $2,000,000 for Coonamessett Farm Foundation to provide Massachusetts fishers with the necessary equipment and training to further develop their ability to collect and disseminate oceanographic and fisheries data.
  • $250,000 for Woodwell Climate Research Center’s Science on the Fly project to purchase new equipment and increase staffing to improve the lab’s capacity.
  • $200,000 for Provincetown’s Center for Coastal Studies to support the Center’s humpback whale research program. 
  • $250,000 for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to support maintenance dredging in Edgartown Harbor on Martha’s Vineyard.