NATICK, MA — U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark introduced well being administrators from throughout the fifth Congressional District to be her visitors at President Joe Biden’s “State of the Union” speech on Tuesday to focus on their efforts through the pandemic.
Two of Clark’s visitors had been Natick Well being Director Michael Boudreau and Framingham Well being Director Alexandra DePalo. Each Boudreau and DePalo turned well being administrators through the pandemic when their predecessors stepped apart.
Throughout the SOTU occasion, Clark spoke with Boudreau, DePalo and 12 different well being administrators — together with ones from Sudbury and Dover — about how the American Rescue Plan helped enhance the battle in opposition to coronavirus.
“Whether or not it is round vaccine clinics or testing or contact tracing, none of us can do that alone and I’m so grateful for the help Framingham has acquired,” DePalo stated in a information launch.
The American Rescue Plan offered billions in funding to states and communities throughout the nation final 12 months.
Framingham will get about $27 million, and Natick will get just below $1.9 million, in line with state information. The cash will are available in two funds, with the second coming this spring. ARPA cash has some restrictions, with precedence going to losses skilled through the pandemic and rebuilding infrastructure.
This text initially appeared on the Natick Patch