Baker-Polito Administration announces $2.5 million MassWorks Award for Fall River

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FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) – Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy, alongside state officials to announce a $2.5 million MassWorks Infrastructure Program grant to Fall River to upgrade their sewer and water systems.

Also today, The Baker-Polito Administration declared plans for The Urban Agenda Grant Program awards, giving $2.5 million to support 30 projects in 26 communities. Among the Urban Agenda recipients, the Bristol County Chamber Administration received a $100,000 award for Viva Fall River, a program that wants to reinvigorate tourism in Fall River.

“We are excited to partner with Fall River to support upgrades to public infrastructure that will leverage a $20 million private investment, and result in construction of a new cold storage facility,” said Governor Charlie Baker.  “Combined with the Urban Agenda award to the Bristol County Foundation, made through the One Stop, Fall River can continue to pursue its plans to increase economic activity, create more jobs, and enhance the vibrancy of the city’s downtown.” “This MassWorks award opens the door to key improvements that are necessary for Fall River to advance its plans for continued economic growth,” said Lt. Governor Karyn Polito.  “As Fall River shows us, in just its first year, the One Stop program has made it possible for communities to access multiple funding programs at once that puts the economic and community development goals for more cities and towns within reach.”

The Massworks Award will fund the replacement of the Wilson Road Sewer Pump Station, with a new drinking water pump station. This is just one of many MassWorks grants, with 56 other grants being given to 50 communities.

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