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BOSTON – Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey submitted just under 20 projects to Senate Appropriations Committee, as part of the Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) federal program, including one for the City of Framingham.

The City of Framingham is seeking $250,000 for a joint dispatch center for police & fire.

The requested funding would be used by the City of Framingham for a feasibility study and preliminary design studies to determine how much to raise and appropriate from local tax revenue to build a joint Dispatch Center.

If it is determined that there should be Inter-Municipal Agreements developed for the project, then there could also be a grant application to the State’s Regional 911 Center grants.

Mayor Yvonne Spicer also made a similar request to Congresswoman Katherine Clark earlier this year.

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Under guidelines issued by the Senate Appropriations Committee, each Senator may request CDS funding for projects in their state for fiscal year 2022.

However, only a small number of these proposals may actually receive federal funding.

CDS requests are restricted to a limited number of federal funding streams, and only state and local governments and eligible non-profit entities are permitted to receive CDS funding.

In compliance with Senate Rules and Senate Appropriations Committee requirements, Senator Warren has certified that she, her spouse, and immediate family have no financial interest in any of these submitted CDS requests.

To see all the projects submitted this far, click here.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.