Grant Applications & Awards

Forest Stewardship Plan Grant

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
Municipal Match:  None required
Date Application Due:  Rolling Deadline
Anticipated Award Date:  January 20, 2020
Status:  Application submitted January 8, 2020
Anticipated Project Start Date: March 2020
Anticipated Project End Date:  December 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
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 Strategic Plan

Grant Purpose: Downtown Strategic Plan
Funding Source: Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Planning Assistance Grant Program
Funding Amount Requested: $50,000
Municipal Match: $12,500, In-Kind Services
Date Application Due: May 24, 2019
Anticipated Award Date: June 13, 2019
Status: Denied
Anticipated Project Start Date: July/August 2019
Anticipated Project End Date: prior to June 30, 2020

Downtown Parking Study

Grant Purpose: Downtown Parking Study
Funding Source: Metropolitan Area Training Council/Technical Assistance Grant
Funding Amount Requested: Est. $25,000
Municipal Match: 
Date Application Due: January 30, 2019
Anticipated Award Date: Spring of 2020
Status: Application Submitted/Pending Decision 
Anticipated Project Start Date: June 2019
Anticipated Project End Date: December 2019

Downtown Parking Study - Related Documents

Open Space and Recreation Plan

Grant Purpose: Update of the Town's Open Space and Recreation Plan
Funding Source: Metropolitan Area Planning Council
Funding Amount Requested: TBD (combination of cash and in-kind labor)
Municipal Match: up to $5,000
Date Application Due: end of Jan 2020
Anticipated Award Date: Spring 2020
Status: Application Submitted/Pending Decision
Anticipated Project Start Date: Spring 2020
Anticipated Project End Date: April 2021

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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

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Study of School Street/Brook Street Culvert on Sawmill Brook

Grant Purpose: Perform technical feasibility study of widening the School/Brook Street culvert to alleviate upstream flooding
Funding Source: Massachusetts Department of Ecological Restoration
Funding Amount Requested: $68,080.00
Municipal Match: In-kind labor
Application Submittal Date: 3/19/2019
Status: Application Submitted/Pending Status
Anticipated Project Start Date: Sept, 2019
Anticipated Project End Date: July 31, 2020

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
Funding Amount Requested: $70,367.50
Municipal Match: $23,580.00 (In-Kind Labor and Cash)
Date Application Due: April 4, 2019
Anticipated Award Date: Summer 2019
Status: Application Submitted/Pending Final Decision
Anticipated Project Start Date: TBD
Anticipated Project End Date: June 30, 2020

Limited Commercial District Strategic Plan

Name of Grant/Purpose: Limited Commercial District Strategic Plan
Amount Requested: $50,000
Municipal Match: $20,000 in- kind services (staff) and public outreach expenses
Application Due Date: March 15, 2019
Anticipated Award Date: June 13, 2019
Status: Denied
Anticipated Project Start Date: August/September 2019
Anticipated Project End Date: February 2020