USS Constitution Museum Receives Funding to Preserve Community Spaces

The USS Constitution Museum, a Council member, and the John F. Kennedy Family Services Center are together receiving $420,000 to fund preservation of community spaces and increase affordable housing.

The City of Boston’s Community Preservation Act, established by a successful ballot initiative in 2016, has made funds available for organizations to preserve community spaces, historical sites, and increase affordable housing. $24 million has been allocated 40 different projects citywide. The USS Constitution Museum will receive $20,000 to replace its sprinkler system to prevent flooding and possible damage to their collections.

“Projects that receive funding from the Community Preservation Act directly reflect our neighborhoods’ needs and priorities,” said Boston’s Mayor Mary Walsh. “With money going to projects specifically for open space, preserving historic sites, and creating affordable housing, the residents of the City of Boston will benefit directly. Thank you to everyone who submitted project proposals, and I look forward to seeing how the new CPA projects will help our city.”

The Council congratulates the USS Constitution Museum on this funding and thanks the museum for its work to preserve our region’s history. Read more from Patch.

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