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Boston (February 2, 2023) – Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representatives Jim McGovern (MA-02), Lori Trahan (MA-03), and Richard Neal (MA-01) today touted their successful efforts to secure more than $20 million in federal funding in the end-of-year omnibus spending package, passed in December, for 16 community-based projects across Central Massachusetts.
“Central Massachusetts community groups and local leaders are at the forefront of our shared efforts to promote health, environmental, and economic justice across our Commonwealth,” said Senator Markey. “These 16 projects will use federal dollars to add beds and improve systems at regional hospital campuses, promote educational resources and programming for immigrant communities, and enhance critical water infrastructure for our cities and towns in Central Massachusetts.”
“I fought alongside Senator Markey and Representatives McGovern, Neal, and Trahan to secure more than $20 million to fund projects in Central Massachusetts,” said Senator Warren. “Federal investments like these will help fortify our aging water infrastructure, provide critical resources for immigrants and veterans, and advance health equity across this region. I’ll keep pushing to ensure the federal government is a strong partner to communities across the Commonwealth.”
“Central Massachusetts is a fantastic place to live and work and these new federal investments will make our region even better,” said Congressman McGovern. “In the latest omnibus spending package, I secured funding for important community projects from health care and education to affordable housing to veterans’ services. These projects will effect real change, like expanding patient bed access and making our health system more equitable. They will also make sure no one is left behind, like providing services for immigrant and refugee communities. For me, public service has always been about listening to and helping people, and after working with so many community leaders to move these projects forward, I’m proud we are delivering results and I look forward to seeing the impact these investments have on the Second District.”
“Delivering for our state and our communities has always been my top priority in Congress. I’m proud of all that the Massachusetts delegation has achieved together in securing funding that will make the Commonwealth an even better place to call home,” said Congresswoman Trahan. “From expanding water access for residents to assisting those in recovery from substance use disorder and mental health challenges, these federal funds will make a real difference in the lives of Central Massachusetts families.”
“The more than $20 million in federal funding secured for central Massachusetts will undoubtedly go a long way in making many of these long-awaited projects a reality,” said Congressman Neal. “Congress has the fundamental responsibility to oversee the expenditure of the public purse, and I firmly believe that these projects are worthwhile investments for the people of central Massachusetts. This funding will help create good-paying American jobs, providing a lifeline for working families while addressing the needs of our communities.”
Central Massachusetts is home to 16 projects that have received funding in the FY23 spending package, including: