NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – The City of Northampton is working diligently to secure federal funding for a variety of projects. Senator Elizabeth Warren and Congressmen Jim McGovern visited the city Wednesday to discuss current and future projects.

The city has already secured funding by the Senator and Congressman for a Manhan Rail Trail project but took Wednesday as an opportunity to ask for support for additional community projects.

“It makes this city more livable, it’s a tourist attraction as well. It brings people to the community,” said Congressman McGovern.

Leaders emphasizing the need for communities to have access to outdoor spaces. The project will connect the Manhan Rail Trail with other trails, in turn connecting communities.

“We not only had to fight for the priority of this project we had to fight for keeping money in projects that go directly into communities,” said Senator Warren.

Northampton took the opportunity to ask these leaders for more funding for the proposed Community and Resilience Hub. A project that would involve the city purchasing a building space that would support city resident facing stress due to social and economic crisis.

Senator Warren and Congressmen McGovern said they’re behind the Resilience Hub Project, and are ready to look for funding.