Grant Applications & Awards

Forest Stewardship Plan

Grant Purpose: Development of Forest Stewardship Plan and Bird Habitat Assessment for Western Woods
Funding Source: Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Funding Amount Requested: Around $10,000 – Depends on cost of study
Anticipated Award Date: July 2020
Status: Awarded August 2020
Anticipated Project Start Date: July 2020
Anticipated Project End Date:  June 2021

*Note:  Due to inability to complete the project by June 30, 2020, the award was returned.  We will reapply in June 2020.

If successful in obtaining funding the Town will hire a Forester to undertake an assessment of the Town-owned and MECT-owned lands in the Western Woods (including bird habitat assessment) and create Forest Stewardship Plan that will outline the Towns goals and recommendations for maintenance and management.  The project will include community meetings to help determine goals and review recommendations.

Forest Stewardship Plan Related Documents

ADA Planning Grant

Grant Purpose: ADA Self Evaluation and Transition Plan
Funding Source: Massachusetts Office on Mobility
Funding Amount Requested:  $50,000
Municipal Match:  None required
Date Application Due:  Oct 8, 2019
Anticipated Award Date:  December 2019
Status:  Awarded
Funding Amount Received: $34,942.00
Anticipated Project Start Date: February 2020
Anticipated Project End Date:  August 2020

Housing Choice Small Town Capital Grant

Name of Grant/Purpose: Housing Choice Small Town Capital Grant
Amount Requested: $100,000

Funding Source: Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development
Municipal Match: $12,000
Application Due Date: July 18, 2019
Anticipated Award Date: Not Known
Status: Granted
Anticipated Project Start Date: As soon as awarded
Anticipated Project End Date: Before June 30 2021

Housing Choice Small Town Capital Grant - Related Documents

Downtown Parking Study

Grant Purpose: Downtown Parking Study
Funding Source: Metropolitan Area Planning Council
Funding Amount Requested: Est. $25,000
Application Due Date: January 30, 2019
Anticipated Award Date: Spring 2020
Status: Denied
Anticipated Project Start Date: June 2019
Anticipated Project End Date: December 2019

Note: Due to a delay in funding along with anticipated changes in downtown parking patterns this summer the Parking Study will be delayed until 2021.

Downtown Parking Study - Related Documents

Open Space and Recreation Plan Update

Grant Purpose: Update of the Town’s Open Space and Recreation Plan
Funding Source: Massachusetts Community Compact Best Practices Program ($25,000); Metropolitan Area Planning Council ($10,000)
Funding Amount Received: $35,000
Municipal Match: In Kind Services
Date Application Due: end of Jan 2020
Anticipated Award Date: Feb 2020
Status: Application submitted and Awarded
Anticipated Project Start Date: Spring 2020
Anticipated Project End Date: April 2021

Town Hall and Waste Water Treatment Plant Flood-Proofing

Grant Purpose: Protect Waste Water Treatment Plan and Town Hall from severe coastal flooding
Funding Source: Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)
Funding Amount Requested: Est.: $194,325
Municipal Match: $64,775
Date Application Due: April 4, 2019
Anticipated Award Date: Summer 2019
Status: Application Submitted/Pending Decision
Anticipated Project Start Date: TBD
Anticipated Project End Date: one year from start

Morss Pier/Masconomo Seawall Restoration

Name of Grant/Purpose: Morss Pier /Masconomo Seawall Restoration
Amount Requested: $327,000
Municipal Match: $100,000 CPC
Application Due Date: June 15, 2016
Anticipated Award Date: February 2017
Status: Application Submitted/ Awarded
Anticipated Project Start Date: January 2019
Anticipated Project End Date: May 2019

Transient Docking Facility Expansion

Name of Grant/Purpose: BIG (Boating Infrastructure Grant) Transient docking facility expansion.
Amount Requested: $360,000
Municipal Match: 27% Cash and in-kind services / Harbor Fund
Application Due Date: August 15, 2014
Anticipated Award Date: February 2015
Status: Application Submitted/ Awarded
Anticipated Project Start Date: April 2019
Anticipated Project End Date: July 2019

Reed Park Visitor Restroom Center / Harbor Office

Name of Grant/Purpose: Reed Park Visitor Restroom Center /Harbor Office
Amount Requested: $350,000
Municipal Match: 25% CPC-Harbor Fund
Application Due Date: May 1, 2019
Anticipated Award Date: October 2019
Status: Application Submitted / Pending
Anticipated Project Start Date: TBD

Central Pond Restoration and Revetment Permitting

Grant Purpose: To apply for state and federal permits required to restore Central Pond and replace the failing pond walls
Funding Source: Massachusetts Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Action Grant FY20-FY21
Funding Amount Requested: $72,385
Municipal Match: $18,000 (Cash), $6,740 (in-kind labor)
Date Application Due: Fall 2019
Anticipated Award Date: January 2020
Status: Application Submitted/Awarded
Anticipated Project Start Date:  Underway
Anticipated Project End Date: Phase 1: June 30, 2020 Phase 2: June 30, 2021

Smart Growth Overlay District

Grant Purpose: Smart Growth Overlay District in the Limited Commercial District
Funding Source: Metropolitan Area Planning Council, Mass Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Amount Requested: $50,000/Municipal Match: $10,000
Application Due Date: March 2020, May 2020
Anticipated Award Date: May, July
Status: Awarded $10,000 from MAPC Technical Assistance Program
Anticipated Project Start Date: June 2020
Anticipated Project End Date: April 2021