Cape and Islands to get $14,700,000 in new federal funding

10th Congressional District to receive direct aid as a part of Omnibus Funding Bill

Senators John Kerry and Paul Kirk, together with Congressman William Delahunt today announced that the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010 approved by Congress this week contains direct federal assistance for the 10th Congressional District of Massachusetts.

The Senate bill passed earlier today, and having passed the House of Representatives on Thursday, will now head to President Obama for his signature.

The following projects in the 10th Congressional District are slated to receive funding:

Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies: $550,000

Project: This funding will be used to support the ongoing development of the Northeast Coastal Monitoring Collaborative.

Windemere Rehabilitation Facility, Oaks Bluffs: $250,000

Project: This funding will be used to support the modernization of facilities and the acquisition of medical equipment.

Cape Cod Maritime Museum: $100,000

Project: This funding will be used for the development of exhibits and educational programs.

Silent Spring Institute (Newton and Cape Cod): $350,000

Project: The funding will be used for studies on environmental impacts on breast cancer.

Nantucket Memorial Airport: $1,000,000

Project: This funding will be used to complete work on the modernization of the Nantucket Memorial Airport's outdated air traffic control facility.

Otis Air National Guard Base, Bourne: $12,800,000

Project: The funding will be used to build the Composite Operations and Training Facility at Otis Air National Guard Base. This facility will house operation and training missions, an installation control center and several other projects including offices for the Distributed Common Ground System. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on