Boston (March 25, 2024) – Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today applauded their successful efforts to secure an additional $8.8 million for health and climate resilience projects in Southeastern Massachusetts. This is in addition to $7 million in federal funding for energy and water resources, housing and urban development, and justice and commerce supporting seven community-based projects in southeastern Massachusetts.  

“Community and civic leaders are dedicated to making the state a healthier, cleaner, safer, and more just place to live. I am proud to bring important investments directly to local communities and initiatives to further their goals,” said Senator Markey. “These investments in clean drinking water, port and municipal infrastructure, social services, affordable housing, and coastal education will make a meaningful difference in the lives of residents across Southeastern Massachusetts.” 

“I’m glad to have secured strong investments for our community, like construction and maintenance of our harbors, affordable housing, water treatment and wastewater management plans, and support services for Brockton's diverse immigrant population,” said Senator Warren. “I look forward to continuing to work with Senator Markey to bring home more investments that will make a real difference to our Southeastern communities.”


Additional projects include:  

  • $2,835,000 for Sturdy Memorial Hospital to install a 12-bed Behavioral Health Unit within the emergency department.
  • $5,500,000 for the Town of Scituate to repair a damaged seawall and protect a neighborhood and municipal infrastructure from flooding and coastal storm damage.
  • $500,000 Journey Forward in Canton, Massachusetts, to expand and improve activity-based therapy programs serving the paralysis community in Greater Boston and surrounding 10-county region.

These projects come in addition to seven projects that have received funding in the FY24 funding package, including: 

  • $2,300,000 for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth to construct 10 new affordable homes for low-income residents in Plymouth, Carver, Kingston, Middleboro, and Plympton.
  • $1,000,000 for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct maintenance dredging in Green Harbor.
  • $1,000,000 for the Marshfield Chamber of Commerce and Town of Marshfield to develop a technology hub and laboratory, and for the Marshfield Coastal Hazard Lab (MCHL) to study coastal hazard events and develop coastal hazard mitigation and construction solutions.
  • $700,000 for the Town of Hull to develop a regional wastewater plan for Hull, Scituate, and Cohasset to addresses regional wastewater needs for the three communities.
  • $975,000 for the Town of Holbrook to support the ongoing construction of a regional water treatment plant with the Towns of Randolph and Braintree.
  • $960,000 for Associação Cabo Verdiana De Brockton Program to support services for Brockton’s diverse immigrant population and provide space for other organizations to provide services to the residents.
  • $450,000 for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to support maintenance dredging in Cohasset Harbor.