List of Projects (PDF)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Massachusetts congressional delegation of Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Chairman Richard E. Neal (MA-01), Chairman James P. McGovern (MA-02), Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03), Congressman Jake Auchincloss (MA-04), Democratic Whip Katherine Clark (MA-05), Congressman Seth Moulton (MA-06), Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (MA-08), and Congressman Bill Keating (MA-09) announced securing a total estimated $213.4 million in Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) in the Fiscal Year 2024 spending bills for projects across the state. 

“Democrats are paving the way toward a healthier, more equitable, and more sustainable future for families across the country and right here in our Commonwealth,” said Democratic Whip Clark. “I’m grateful to our state and local leaders for their steadfast advocacy. With their help, our delegation is bringing home federal dollars that will bolster climate resiliency, invest in child care, expand health care access, grow opportunity, and make life better for Bay Staters.” 

“Community and civic leaders across Massachusetts are dedicated to making the Commonwealth a healthier, cleaner, safer, and more just place to live. With my congressional delegation partners, I am proud to bring important investments directly to municipalities and neighborhoods across Massachusetts,” said Senator Markey. “These investments will upgrade our health care infrastructure, expand accessible services for everyone to live and age in community, invest in our children’s education, expand workforce training and entrepreneurship opportunities, protect our communities from climate disaster, and help build a more livable future.” 

“My colleagues and I are making sure the government is investing in working families and communities in Massachusetts, not for the wealthy and well-connected,” said Senator Warren. “With this funding, people in Massachusetts are going to see a better Commonwealth – with stronger health care systems, expanded early childhood opportunities, cleaner air, and investments that will be felt right here in ourcommunities.” 

“I’m proud to secure this significant federal investment that will support the completion of long overdue projects across the Third District,” said Congresswoman Trahan. “Together, these initiatives will rebuild our infrastructure, stimulate our local economy, and make a real difference in the lives of so many families.” 

“Water infrastructure & better bridges are top needs for the towns I represent, and I worked closely with state & local partners to make the numbers work for completed projects,” said Congressman Auchincloss. 

“I’m thrilled that over $213 million in federal funding will be put to good use, directly improving everyday life for our constituents across Massachusetts,” said Congressman Moulton. “This is what governing is all about – setting aside the political fights and serving the people. These initiatives would not be possible without the advocacy of our community leaders, and without the partnership of the entire Massachusetts delegation.” 

“We fought hard to get these resources over the finish line and they are essential to our work of building a more just and equitable Massachusetts 7th,” said Congresswoman Pressley. “These federal dollars will support both our human and physical infrastructure, and I am proud to partner with municipalities and grassroots organizations in the Massachusetts 7th to continue delivering resources our communities deserve.” 

“While I am proud that we were able to secure this federal funding, it is important to note that this funding is targeted to address the needs and priorities that have been identified by local mayors, town managers, state and local representatives, and town meeting members in cities and towns in my district,” said Congressman Lynch. “This funding is the result of those conversations and meetings and I give great credit to our state and local officials for their engagement and input. This Community Project Funding process prevents waste of tax dollars and allows us to ensure that funding goes directly where it is needed most. I look forward to seeing these investments used to advance our coastal resilience, increase public safety, and improve the quality of life for residents in my district and across the Commonwealth.” 

“Cape Abilities and Martha’s Vineyard Hospital are two incredibly deserving recipients of this funding, which will provide essential investments in our communities,” said Congressman Keating. “I’m proud to have worked with my colleagues to secure this $213 million that will go directly to helping Massachusetts families.” 

Total federal funding will support 202 community projects across Massachusetts, including more than $106.1 million to support transportation, infrastructure, community development, and affordable housing, $47.6 million to support public infrastructure including clean drinking water and wastewater projects, $11 million for rural development, $9.8 million for justice and science projects, $21.8 million to support health, education, and workforce development, $14.3 million to support emergency operations and disaster preparation, and $2.5 million for entrepreneur development. Additional projects include:  

$2,975,000 for Lawrence General Hospital to replace the wide array of long serving hospital beds currently in use for inpatients on the maternity, telemetry, intensive care, and medical surgical units at the Hospital.  

$2,835,000 for Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro to complete modernization and expansion of the current emergency department, including installation of a 12-bed behavioral health unit.  

$1,658,0000 for Lynn Public Schools to expand early childhood education opportunities. 

$1,635,0000 for Arc Massachusetts in Waltham to address the shortage of direct support staff to assist persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.   

$1,618,0000 for Cape Abilities in Hyannis to replace 15 aging, gas consuming transportation vans with fully electric transportation vans. 

$1,070,000 for Martha’s Vineyard Hospital in Oak Bluffs to purchase capital equipment to be used in the operating room, acute care unit, and radiology departments. 

$1,000,000 for Holyoke Health Center to develop a workforce training facility to grow its integrated health care teams. 

$1,000,000 for Amplify Latinx in Boston support strategic business planning, education, technical assistance, and mentorship for Latinx small businesses, entrepreneurs, and micro-businesses. 

$994,000 for the Alzheimer’s Family Support Center in Brewster 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. 

$850,000 for The Pryde in Hyde Park to offer diverse social, educational, and cultural services and programming to residents, the larger LGBTQ community, and the local ethnically, linguistically and economically diverse Hyde Park neighborhood.