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House Approves $13.5 Million in Federal Investments for Third District Projects

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) secured passage of $13,560,000 in federal funding to support eight economic development and infrastructure projects across the Third District. The investments were passed as part of annual government funding legislation considered by the House of Representatives.

“One of my top priorities as the representative for the Third District is to deliver the resources necessary to complete critical economic development and infrastructure projects,” said Congresswoman Trahan. “Today’s passage of these much-needed federal investments gets them one step closer to the communities and organizations working to improve people’s lives here in our district. I’m grateful to each of our partners who have been vital in this process, and I look forward to working with them and our Senators to get them across the finish line.”

The House-passed legislation contained provisions advocated for by Trahan, including:

  • $3 million to support the renovation of Cawley Stadium.
  • $3 million to support Community Teamwork, Inc.’s efforts to provide emergency housing for families through the Commonwealth’s Emergency Assistance Family Shelter Program.
  • $2.1 million to support Lawrence Community Works’ redevelopment of Lawrence’s East Island neighborhood.
  • $2 million to support the Fitchburg Theater Block development project, including constructing a performing arts theater that will be used by Fitchburg State University’s performing arts students and the public.
  • $1.5 million to support the Town of Dracut’s effort to cap its landfill, which will enable the site to be re-utilized.
  • $750,000 to support the Town of Acton’s restoration of the historic Asa Parlin House to provide event space for meetings, library programming, and cultural events, and to maintain the building’s integrity.
  • $700,000 for the City of Haverhill to improve and restore portions of the Winnekenni Park Recreation Area including trail renovation and increasing access to green space.
  • $494,000 to support the Town of Winchendon’s efforts to replace approximately 900 feet of century-old sewers and expand water access for town residents.

The government funding package now moves to the Senate for consideration. Funding allocations for additional Third District projects are expected to clear the House in the coming weeks.