March 10, 2022
Pressley Secures Over $8 Million for Community Projects in Massachusetts 7th
WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) announced that she secured $8,183,218 in Community Project Funding for 10 projects across the Massachusetts 7th Congressional District. This funding, included in the appropriations government funding package, is the result of months-long advocacy by Rep. Pressley and will make necessary investments to build a more just and equitable Massachusetts 7th Congressional District.
“I’m so proud to have secured funding for these projects, which will bring resources directly to workers and families across our district. Each of these community-supported and community-driven initiatives will improve the lives of people across the district and will support investments in our schools, our infrastructure, our health care, and most importantly, our people,” said Rep. Pressley. “Our most vulnerable communities have suffered throughout the pandemic and have been my closest partners throughout this process. I’m grateful for their partnership and look forward to delivering these resources to help heal and build a just and equitable recovery that leaves no one behind.”
Rep. Pressley championed funding for these 10 projects that will directly benefit her constituents in the Massachusetts 7th by mitigating the impact of climate change, investing in workforce development, addressing the opioid crisis, expanding access to quality education, and more. The projects include:
- $958,218 for Separated Bicycle Lane Network Build Out (Cambridge)
- $750,000 for Island End River Area Flood Resilience Project (Everett and Chelsea)
- $2,500,000 for Poplar Street Pump Station Project (Somerville)
- $1,000,000 for Substance Use Treatment at The Dimock Center (Roxbury)
- $275,000 for Culturally Relevant Digital Literacy at Randolph Public Schools (Randolph)
- $1,000,000 for Boston Tuition-Free Community College Program Expansion (Boston)
- $100,000 for Math and Reading Learning Assessment Tools at Milton Public Schools (Milton)
- $300,000 for La Colaborativa Workforce Development Initiative (Chelsea)
- $1,000,000 for School Based Community Health Center at Randolph High School (Randolph)
- $300,000 for Clean Energy Building Automation Systems Program at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (Boston)
The legislation will be voted on by the Senate and signed into law by President Biden in the coming days.
A full list of the community funding project requests can be found here.