Federal Funding in Massachusetts; New report considers ways to bring more money into Massachusetts

For immediate release: December 2, 2015

BOSTON – On Tuesday, November 17, Representative Mark J. Cusack (D-Braintree) joined colleagues for the release of a report that looks into ways for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to maximize the funding it receives from the Federal Government.

The report, titled Maximizing Federal Support and Opportunity for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, examines the process that the Commonwealth utilizes to identify, apply for, and manage grants from the Federal Government.  It also hones in on several areas that state officials can pursuit to increase funding from Washington, D.C, including school safety net programs, health care, workforce development and community development.

“As the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Technology and Intergovernmental Affairs, I have found this report to be interesting and beneficial to the committee.  It has laid a strong foundation for us to build on.” said Representative Cusack.  “It is absolutely critical that we receive every dollar that we can from the Federal Government and I look forward to working with my committee, House Leadership, Senate colleagues, the Baker Administration and the Commonwealth’s Congressional Delegation to ensure that is the case.”

The event was hosted by Jobs for the Future, the organization commissioned to develop the report, which was funded by the Barr Foundation, The Boston Foundation, the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation, and the Tufts Health Plan Foundation.

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