Completed Projects through June 30, 2012
Over the past quarter, many projects and programs have been completed or have made significant progress towards completion. As of September 30, 2012, over 400 projects have been fully completed. The following are some highlights from Recovery Act projects that were completed between July 1 and September 30, 2012. For more information on individual projects and programs, and to see stories from the past three years of economic recovery in Massachusetts, please visit www.mass.gov/recovery.
- The Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs received a $1,141,783 grant to strengthen and sustain the statewide infrastructure to deliver the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) to older adults in Massachusetts. By the program’s end 2038 individuals completed 5-7 courses designed to provide them with techniques to better manage their particular condition. Through the program older adults received training on how to self-manage their Chronic Diseases. This knowledge will help to improve their health outcomes and potentially reduce medical costs.
- The Executive Office of Labor & Workforce Development received an award of $1,065,670 - the Massachusetts On-the-Job Training (OJT) National Emergency Grant (NEG) encouraged business involvement, stimulated the economy and developed skilled workers for employers. The grant allowed employers the opportunity to hire employees and provide them with training to gain new skills to successfully perform on the job. The OJT NEG provided long-term unemployed workers, qualified under the Workforce Investment Act, with the opportunity to receive training while employed and to be paid wages comparable to other employees in similar positions. By the program’s end 85 on-the-job training employer contracts were successfully completed.
- The Massachusetts Department of Transportation received an award amount of $29,557,203 for the North Bank Bridge River Walk project. This supported the construction of the North Bank Bridge over the MBTA Commuter Rail tracks providing a bicycle/pedestrian connection from East Cambridge to City Square Charlestown and the Boston Harbor Waterfront. Walkway connections have been constructed from the Bridge linking North Point Park, the future Charles River Conservancy Skate Park, and Paul Revere Park. A Multi-Use Path connection was also created linking to the Cambridge Multi-Use Trail. The bridge also connects the North Point Park and Paul Revere Park Charles River Esplanade walks. Jobs associated with this project are typical to the road construction industry and include skilled and unskilled laborers, many different building trades, apprentices and trainees, road flaggers, equipment operators and truck drive