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Federal funding to help improve Springfield mental health organization

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Congressman Richard Neal announced federal funding for Mental Health Association, Inc. (MHA) in Springfield. A total of $513,000 is designated through Congressionally Direct Spending from the Department of Education to support MHA’s BestLife Center for Emotional Health and Wellness. According to a news release from Congressman Richard Neal’s office, the plan for funding include the…

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal obtained $3 million earmark

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Additional funding has been secured to establish a cybersecurity center in western Massachusetts. Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal announced a $3 million earmark for the Cybersecurity Center of Excellence that is being built in Springfield Union Station. “I think this is worthwhile investment and generations are going to enjoy the benefits of what we’ve done,” said the Springfield…

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, Westfield officials, announce $1 million for wastewater operations center

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U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal announced Friday a $1 million federal earmark for a new operations building at the Westfield Wastewater Treatment Plant. The project — which is not yet fully funded and is expected to cost $5 million — would separate the offices, labs and control rooms from the building where the city treats waste and applies chemicals, said Jeffrey Gamelli, deputy…

Rep. Richard Neal, AmeriCorps CEO and Springfield native Michael D. Smith, talk service with local volunteers

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For years, AmeriCorps was able to bring in members without having to recruit, said AmeriCorps CEO and Springfield native Michael D. Smith.   But now, like anyone with jobs to fill, AmeriCorps finds it has to work to fill slots in the federal agency for volunteering and service.   “Dr. (Martin Luther) King said it best, anybody can be great because anybody can…

Congressman Richard Neal and Reaction to Fed Reserve Meeting

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Bloomberg Baystate Business With Tom Moroney, Joe Shortsleeve, Kim Carrigan, Anne Mostue and Janet Wu 11-2-22 MA Congressman Richard Neal talks about his appearance before the Boston Chamber of Commerce today, and also discusses the midterm elections and energy prices. Janet Wu speaks with Rick McConnell, CEO of Waltham-based Dynatrace, which just announced earnings this morning.…

Rep. Neal seeks extension of Low Income Housing Tax Credit after mid-terms

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With Republicans poised to possibly retake control of the U.S. House in next month’s election, Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA) is trying to get an expansion of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit added to year-end legislation.  No matter what happens in November, Neal, who is the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, believes both sides of the aisle have a vested interest in…

Pittsfield: Neal earmarks $350K for BCC nursing program

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U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, visited Berkshire Community College on Wednesday to announce a $350,000 earmark for upgrades to the nursing program’s simulation (SIM) equipment. The allocation was made possible through Congressionally Directed Spending from the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. Neal submitted…

Neal champions climate initiatives with $54 million grant to PVTA

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Congressman and Chair of the House Committee on Ways and Means Richard Neal announced a $54 million Federal Transit Authority (FTA) grant to the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA) during an Oct. 18 press conference at the PVTA’s 655 Cottage St. facility. The grant derives from the FTA’s Low-Emission and No-Emission and Bus/Bus Facilities Grant programs included in President Joe…

Rep. Neal earmarks $740K for delayed sewer, erosion work

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The town will get $740,000 in federal funds to help reduce damage to the Westfield River, U.S. Rep. Richard Neal announced on Oct. 20. Neal gathered with Agawam elected officials at Town Hall to announce that the federal government’s fiscal year 2022 budget includes extra aid to Agawam to restore the river embankment along Main Street, to prevent erosion, and to help renovate a sewer…

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal announces $4 million in federal funding to help pay for the Greylock Glen project

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The Greylock Glen project got a significant shot in the arm Wednesday — to the tune of nearly $4 million. U.S. Rep. Richard Neal stopped by Town Hall to announce an injection of federal funding to support the $50 million project. Included in the allocations are $1 million in earmarks for the Greylock Glen Outdoor Center and $2.9 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding. The…

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