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December 23, 2022

Rep. Pressley Secures Millions for Community Projects Across Massachusetts 7th

15 projects will advance trauma-informed healthcare, workforce development, affordable housing, transit justice, equity in education, and more

BOSTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) applauded the passage of the Fiscal Year 2023 government funding package, which includes $13,887,003 in Community Project Funding for 15 projects across the Massachusetts 7th Congressional District. These projects will support investments to build a more just and equitable Massachusetts 7th Congressional District through trauma-informed healthcare, workforce development, affordable housing, equity in education, environmental justice, and more.

“I am proud to have championed these investments in our people. These projects are a reflection of our close partnership with cities, towns, grassroots organizations, and advocates across the Massachusetts 7th, and will collectively help us improve the lives of our constituents and continue to work toward a just and equitable recovery,” said Rep. Pressley. “I look forward to delivering these vital resources so communities across the district have the means to not only survive but to thrive.”

Rep. Pressley championed funding for 15 projects that will directly benefit her constituents in the Massachusetts 7th Congressional District by providing trauma-informed health care, investing in workforce development, increasing safe and affordable housing, promoting accessible transit and mobility, expanding access to quality education, and more. The projects include:

  • $1,000,000 for Adult Literacy Initiative Digital Literacy Project (City of Boston)
  • $1,000,000 for Back Office Support Services Program (Black Economic Council of Massachusetts)
  • $1,000,000 for Emergency Childcare Support for Unhoused Families (City of Boston)
  • $250,000 for One-To-One Mentoring and Enrichment Programs for Girls (Big Sister Association of Greater Boston)
  • $400,000 for PowerUp Latinx Business Initiative (Amplify Latinx)
  • $1,150,000 for MGH Center for Immigrant Health (Massachusetts General Hospital)
  • $1,000,000 for Roxbury Associate’s to Master’s Workforce Accelerator (Northeastern University)
  • $370,000 for Violence Intervention Advocacy Program (Boston Medical Center)
  • $643,003 for ACEDONE Small Business Development and Technical Assistance Program (African Community Economic Development of New England)
  • $1,000,000 for Neighborhood Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure (City of Cambridge)
  • $2,000,000 for Downtown Broadway Infrastructure Improvement Project (City of Chelsea)
  • $750,000 for Gateway Park Urban Forest/Wetland Restoration (City of Everett)
  • $524,000 for Turner Free Library Mobile Services Project (Town of Randolph)
  • $2,400,000 for Clarendon Hill Housing and Transportation Equity Project (City of Somerville)
  • $400,000 for Cooling Urban Heat Islands through Urban Forestry (Mystic River Watershed Association)

For a description about each project, click here.

Last year, Congresswoman Pressley secured over $8 million for 10 community projects across the Massachusetts 7th Congressional District, capping off nearly a year of advocacy by Rep. Pressley and local leaders.