Coming $4 billion COVID-19 relief

By John Hilliard Globe Staff,Updated December 26, 2021, 1:26 p.m.

The $4 billion COVID-19 relief package includes $125,000 to extend the Danvers Rail Trail in Middleton.JIM DAVIS/GLOBE STAFF

Lowell will get money to improve its parks, Belmont to design a skating rink, Lexington to buy electric school buses.

The $4 billion COVID-19 relief package signed this month by Governor Charlie Baker will pour funds into projects large and small across Massachusetts, from dune restoration on Martha’s Vineyard to solar panels at the Stone Zoo in Stoneham.

The lion’s share of the spending plan is devoted to housing, healthcare, education, and workforce development to speed the state’s pandemic recovery,but about $300 million is earmarked for more than 840 individual projects and programs.