NECC to Share in $37M of State Money for Repairs, Maintenance

Northern Essex Community College Haverhill campus, (File photograph.)

Northern Essex Community College is among 29 colleges statewide to share in $37 million of government bond bill money to facilitate repairs and maintenance. (File photograph)

Governor Charlie Baker this week announced the investment of just over $37 million in new capital funding for community colleges across the state, including the Haverhill-based Northern Essex Community College.

Money funneled to Northern Essex in the 2019 fiscal year is part of a larger five-year Capital Investment Plan under the Baker-Polito Administration, allowing for repairs, renovations and improvements at state schools.

“Our goal is to maximize the use and functionality of existing spaces, align programs to meet regional and statewide workforce needs, strengthen partnerships between higher education and private sector employers, and encourage more creative and efficient use of existing spaces,” Education Secretary James Peyser said in a statement.

Northern Essex’s money intended for critical repairs and upkeep for the school’s campuses in Haverhill and Lawrence.