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March 7, 2024

Pressley Secures Millions in Community Project Funding for Massachusetts 7th Congressional District

Projects Included in Latest Spending Bill Will Support Accessible Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Clean Drinking Water, Childcare, Economic Development, and More

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) applauded the passage of a Fiscal Year 2024 government spending bill that includes $10,036,031 in federal Community Project Funding for 11 projects across the Massachusetts 7th Congressional District. These projects will support investments to build a more just and equitable Massachusetts 7th by advancing accessible infrastructure, life sciences, clean drinking water, childcare, economic development, and more.

“In this moment of layered crises for our Commonwealth and country, it’s imperative that we advance policies and budgets that are as intersectional as the challenges our communities face,” said Rep. Pressley. “I’m proud to have secured these critical resources for municipalities and grassroots organizations in the Massachusetts 7th, which will help change the lives of our constituents and continue building the just and equitable district we deserve. Together, we’ll continue delivering for our communities.”

Rep. Pressley championed funding for these projects that will bring life-saving resources to her constituents by promoting the life sciences; investing in clean drinking water, childcare, and early education; modernizing greenspace, school, and roadway infrastructure; supporting young parents; promoting economic development; and more. The projects funded in the current appropriations bill include:

  • $963,000 for Nubian Square Life Sciences Community Laboratory (Northeastern University)
  • $959,752 for Tri-Town Water Treatment Plant Project (Town of Randolph)
  • $500,000 for Brooke House Village Center (2Life Communities)
  • $922,000 for Managing Trauma in Corrections (Roca, Inc.)
  • $1,000,000 for Center for Family Well-being (Children’s Services of Roxbury)
  • $425,000 for Early Education and Child Care Capital Renovations (Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center)
  • $1,000,000 for Franklin Field Modernization (Boston Housing Authority)
  • $850,000 for Highland Avenue Streetscape Project (City of Somerville)
  • $1,666,279 for Madison Park Technical Vocational High School Redesign and Renovation (Boston Public Schools)
  • $250,000 for Economic Mobility Hub at Rindge Commons (Just a Start, Inc.)
  • $1,500,000 for Young Parenting Living Program Renovations (St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children)

For a description of each project, click here.

In the Fiscal Year 2023 appropriations bill, Rep. Pressley secured nearly $14 million for 15 community projects across the district. In the Fiscal Year 2022 appropriations bill, she secured over $8 million for 10 community projects across the Massachusetts 7th, capping off years of advocacy by the Congresswoman and local leaders. Additional projects are anticipated in the second Fiscal Year 2024 government spending bill.

  • In February 2024, Rep. Pressley visited Chelsea City Hall for a roundtable and press conference to celebrate the $750,000 in federal funding she secured for the City of Chelsea’s and City of Everett’s Island End River Coastal Flood Resilience Project.
  • In January 2024, Rep. Pressley visited Somerville to celebrate the $2.4 million in federal funding she secured to support the community-led transformation of the Clarendon Hill housing community, an ethnically, linguistically and economically diverse neighborhood.
  • In December 2023, Rep. Pressley visited Brighton to celebrate $400,000 she delivered for Amplify Latinx’s ALX Small Business Program.
  • In November 2023, Rep. Pressley visited Roxbury Community College (RCC) to celebrate $1 million in federal community project funding she secured for Northeastern University’s Roxbury Associate’s to Master’s Workforce Accelerator (RA2MWA).
  • In June 2023, Rep. Pressley visited Chelsea to celebrate $2,000,000 in federal community project funding she secured to improve the Broadway Corridor—home to an array of BIPOC-owned small businesses, vibrant public spaces, high frequency public transit routes, and dense residential housing.
  • In April 2023, Rep. Pressley visited Randolph to celebrate $524,000 she secured for Randolph Public Schools to support a mobile library and STEM programming.
  • In March 2023, Rep. Pressley visited Dorchester to celebrate $250,000 in new Community Project Funding she secured for Big Sister Association of Greater Boston’s one-to-one mentoring and enrichment programs for girls.
  • In February 2023, Rep. Pressley visited the African Community Economic Development of New England (ACEDONE) to celebrate the $643,003 in community project funding she secured for ACEDONE to support small businesses in predominately Black, brown and African immigrant communities.
  • In October 2022, Rep. Pressley visited The Dimock Center in Roxbury to celebrate $1 million in federal community project funding she secured to support substance use treatment and programming at the health center. 
  • In August 2022, Rep. Pressley visited Randolph to deliver $275,000 in federal community project funding for culturally responsive resources and digital literacy tools for Randolph Public Schools.
  • In June 2022, Rep. Pressley visited the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology to deliver $300,000 in direct federal funding for the development of a Clean Energy Building Automation Systems certificate and associate degree program.
  • In May 2022, she visited Bunker Hill Community College to celebrate the $1,000,000 in federal community project funding she secured to expand the City of Boston’s Tuition-Free Community College program.
  • In April 2022, she visited Randolph to deliver $1,000,000 in federal community project funding for a new school-based community health center at Randolph High School. 
  • In March 2022, she visited La Colaborativa in Chelsea to celebrate the $300,000 in federal community project funding that she delivered for La Colaborativa’s COVID Employment Recovery Program.