KENNEDY, KERRY ANNOUNCE $11.6 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR NATIONAL PARKS IN MASSACHUSETTS
Senators Edward M. Kennedy and John F. Kerry announced today that Massachusetts will receive $11,592,000 in federal funds from the National Park Service under the U.S. Department of the Interior. These federal funds will be allocated among 27 projects in Massachusetts and have been made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Senator Kennedy said, "These federal funds are vital for the improvement and rehabilitation of our parks, and historical and educational sites here in the Commonwealth. With these funds, our parks will provide added enjoyment for Massachusetts citizens and visitors."
"This investment will create jobs, help us preserve dozens of our natural treasures, and highlight the important role our state played in founding our nation. I'm pleased the Department of the Interior has provided us with the resources necessary to protect these sites for future generations to enjoy," said Senator Kerry.