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Congresswoman Clark has submitted funding requests for important community projects in MA-5 to the House Appropriations Committee. 

Under guidelines issued by the Appropriations Committee, each Representative may request funding for up to 15 projects in their community for fiscal year 2023 – although only a handful may actually be funded. Projects are restricted to a limited number of federal funding streams, and only state and local governments and eligible non-profit entities are permitted to receive funding. Additional information on the reforms governing Community Project Funding.

In compliance with House Rules and Committee requirements, Congresswoman Clark has certified that she, her spouse, and her immediate family have no financial interest in any of the projects she has requested.

NOTE: The projects listed are for FY23 and in alphabetical order by project name. You can also view last year's CPF funding requests or Transportation and Infrastructure Projects.

FY23 Appropriations Community Project Funding (CPF) Requests

Project Name: Advocates Community Health Access Expansion Project
Amount Requested: $500,000
Project Sponsor: Advocates, Inc. at 1881 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01701
Explanation: The funding will be used for the renovation of a 20,000 sq foot building to create a Community Behavioral Health Center (CBHC) where patients will receive coordinated and integrated mental health and substance use disorder treatment. The CBHC will provide outpatient services, mobile crisis intervention, and community crisis stabilization for thousands of low-income children and adults.
Member Certification

Project Name: Boys and Girls Club of Stoneham Child Care Facility Project
Amount Requested: $3,000,000
Project Sponsor: Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield located at 15 Dale Court, Stoneham, MA 02180
Explanation: The funding would be used to build a child care facility and training center that would serve additional preschool children in full-day programs, expand their after-school care capacity, and would include a dedicated Early Educator Training Center.
Member Certification

Project Name: Cambridge Public Health Commission Clinical Initiatives
Amount Requested: $1,000,000
Project Sponsor: Cambridge Health Alliance (d/b/a Cambridge Public Health Commission) located at 1493 Cambridge Street,7th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02139.
Explanation: The funding will be used for the facilities and equipment costs for the Cambridge Public Health Commission’s (CPHC) new surgical robotics initiative. The project will provide equitable access to a range of clinical diagnostic and treatment services for vulnerable populations, including those disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and the social determinants of health.
Member Certification

Project Name: Carr Park Resilient Community Solar Project
Amount Requested: $1,5000,000
Project Sponsor: City of Medford located at 85 George P. Hassett Drive, Medford, MA 02155
Explanation: The funding would be used for the implementation of an innovative resilient community solar park at Carr Park. This park will have a solar PV array over the basketball court and potentially the seating pavilion which will power the EV charging stations, new LED lighting and phone and laptop charging stations in the pavilion and the water features in the playground. Any additional renewable electricity will power the fire stations across the street.
Member Certification

Project Name: Charles River Community Health Center Improving Systems of Patient Care Project
Amount Requested: $247,000
Project Sponsor: Charles River Community Health, Inc. located at 43 Foundry Ave., Waltham, MA 02453.
Explanation: The funding will be used for the conversion and upgrade of the Charles River Health Center (CRCH) Electronic Health Record (EHR) system to improve patient care, experience, and access.
Member Certification

Project Name: Chris Walsh Memorial Trail Project
Amount Requested: $3,000,000
Project Sponsor: City of Framingham, located at 150 Concord Street, Framingham, MA 01702.
Explanation: The funding would be used for the construction of the Chris Walsh Memorial Trail Phase 1. State Representative Chris Walsh, before his untimely death in 2018, had worked for years to reunite the City with Farm Pond. As an architect, a champion of greenways, and a historian who knew well the historic significance of this pond that hosted national gatherings of abolitionists and suffragists, he recognized the power of this extraordinary resource to transform the image of the City and the quality of life for its diverse residents. This project will focus on connecting the Farm Pond and Dudley Road recreational areas, consisting of 100+ acres of open space, to Downtown Framingham and its underserved population by utilizing the Sudbury Aqueduct that runs through Farm Pond and preserving the historic pump house seated on the Aqueduct. The trail’s easternmost point will be at the edge of MBTA commuter rail lot, making this trail accessible to other state residents via public transportation.
Member Certification

Project Name: Grow in Revere Food Hub Project
Amount Requested: $2,000,000
Project Sponsor: City of Revere located at 281 Broadway, Revere, MA 02151.
Explanation: The funding would be used for essential capital improvements to be made to the HVAC and electrical systems for the Revere Food Hub. Additionally, it will be used for ADA accommodations and to meet the demands of increased capacity and use. All of which will work to address food security issues in the city.
Member Certification

Project Name: Hurld Park Construction Project
Amount Requested: $2,950,000
Project Sponsor: City of Woburn, located at 10 Common St, Woburn, MA 01801.
Explanation: The project consists of the redevelopment of a former school site of approximately 11.5 acres. The site contains approximately 8 acres of natural stream and wetlands and approximately 3.5 acres of upland area including a former school building, parking area, and grassed areas. The proposed redevelopment will include reestablishing the floodplain associated with Cummings Brook; restoration of existing brook and wetlands, including removal of invasive species; installation of a newly constructed wetland for water quality; installation of accessible boardwalks and walking trails through the site, demolition of the former school building; reconstruction of the existing parking area; installation of an active play area with benches; installation of a community garden and landscaping.
Member Certification

Project Name: Lake Waushakum Clean Water Project
Amount Requested: $1,700,000
Project Sponsor: City of Framingham, located at 150 Concord Street, Framingham, MA 01702.
Explanation: The funding would be used to improve water quality and reduce impacts from severe storms. This project focuses on design, permitting, and construction to retrofit the 11 existing concrete stormwater outfall pipes and headwalls at Waushakum Beach with green infrastructure and stormwater treatment.  The retrofit will be designed with consideration of recreational amenities and ADA compliance at the City beach, with the ultimate goal of addressing environmental injustice in the City of Framingham.
Member Certification

Project Name: Malden River Works Project
Amount Requested: $1,800,000
Project Sponsor: City of Malden located at 215 Pleasant Street, Malden MA 02148.
Explanation: The funding would be used to transform Malden’s Department of Public Works yard on the Malden River to incorporate a public, climate-resilient riverfront park. This project will reduce the City’s climate vulnerability by building green stormwater infrastructure to reduce surface flood risk, increasing the tree canopy by planting over 100 new trees to mitigate urban heat island effects, restoring the natural riverfront landscape, and building an elevated greenway path to serve as a flood barrier in the event of sea-level rise. These measures will result in improved air quality, biodiversity, and pollination.  
Member Certification

Project Name: Mass. Bay Community College Center of Health Science, Early Childhood Education, and Human Services Project
Amount Requested: $400,000
Project Sponsor: Mass. Bay Community College located at 50 Oakland Street, Wellesley, MA 02481
Explanation: The funding will be used for the acquisition of science laboratory equipment for the new Center of Health Science, Early Childhood Education, and Human Services.  The Center is under construction and will be ready for occupancy in the summer of 2023. New, state-of-the-art laboratory equipment is vital to training medical, early childhood, and human service professionals. It will be the very same equipment that students will find when working in the most modern, well-equipped facilities.   Targeted occupations are Substance Abuse Counselors, Central Processing Technologists, and Medical Sonographers. Early Childhood Educators, Emergency Medical Technicians, Nursing, Paramedics, Phlebotomists, Radiologic Technologists, and Surgical Technologists. The equipment will make a profound difference in students’ lives, giving them rich opportunities to begin or advance their careers and obtain financial stability for themselves and their families.
Member Certification

Project Name: Mystic River Path Project
Amount Requested: $1,000,000
Project Sponsor: Town of Arlington located at 730 Mass. Ave Annex, Arlington, MA 02476
Explanation: The funding would be used to design the Mystic River Path to the Minuteman Bikeway trail, a 1.7-mile shared-use path along the Mystic River and Lower Mystic Lake in Arlington, MA. This project will link the northern end of the Alewife Brook Greenway to the Minuteman Bikeway in Arlington Center and improve safety and access for people walking and biking by adding a 12-foot-wide path along the waterways and redesigning the rotaries at major intersections.
Member Certification

Project Name: Regional Tree Protection and Planning Project for the Charles River Watershed
Amount Requested: $115,000
Project Sponsor: Charles River Watershed Association located at 41 West Street, Suite 800, Boston, MA 02111
Explanation: The funding would be used to develop a regional tree protection and planting plan to maximize the effectiveness of trees in building climate resilience in our communities. Currently, the Charles River watershed is losing its tree canopy. This project will identify areas for new tree plantings, where existing trees must be protected from invasive species and removal, as well as identify locations and situations where tree conflicts have the potential to cause hazards such as on the embankments of dams and near utility lines.
Member Certification

Project Name: Riverside Climate Resiliency Project
Amount Requested $2,000,000
Project SponsorCity of Revere located at 281 Broadway, Revere, MA 02151
Explanation: The funding would alleviate current conditions and prepare the community for the impact of worsening risks of climate change and sea-level rise. This community project extends mitigation and adaptation efforts in the RiverFront Area in Revere.
Member Certification

Project Name: Watertown Stormwater Tree Trench Project
Amount Requested: $240,000
Project SponsorCity of Watertown located at 124 Orchard Street, Watertown, MA 02472
Explanation: The funding would be used for a green infrastructure project that will support the installation of stormwater tree trenches. The stormwater tree trenches will be designed to reduce and treat stormwater runoff and recharge groundwater.
Member Certification

Project Name: Advancing Military Exoskeleton Technology Project
Amount Requested: $2,890,000
Location of Project: Natick, MA
Project Sponsor: Natick Soldiers System Center
Member Certification and Posting

Project Name: Repair of Building 2 Doriot Chambers
Amount Requested: $3,560,000
Location of Project: Natick, MA
Project Sponsor: Natick Soldiers System Center
Member Certification and Posting

Project Name: Small Unit Digital Twin for Robotic and Sensor Systems Integration 
Amount Requested: $3,500,000
Location of Project: Natick, MA
Project Sponsor: Natick Soldiers System Center
Member Certification and Posting