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McGovern trumpets $583K for MassDiGI, $327K for WPD, $300K for housing initiatives

U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern’s office announced last week nearly $2.8 million in federal funding for Massachusetts, about $1.2 million earmarked for Worcester.

U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern

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U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern

On Thursday, he announced a five-year, $583,000 University Center program grant for MassDiGI (Massachusetts Digital Games Institute) at Becker College. Those funds were awarded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), a bureau within the U.S. Department of Commerce. The new federal funding will support MassDiGI’s ongoing efforts to promote entrepreneurship, academic cooperation and economic development across the state’s video and digital games ecosystem. This is the second such grant for MassDiGI from the competitive University Center program. The first was awarded in September 2011.

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