Berkshire On-Line Municipal Building Permits
Grant funds allowed the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission to work with seven communities to develop an online building permitting system. Funds were utilized to purchase software and field equipment and to implement the program.
Funding Amount: $110,835
Participating entities: Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (Lead); Towns of Becket, Dalton, Monterey, Lee, Lenox, Richmond, and Sheffield
Cloud-based Open Source Integrated Municipal Financial Management
The Community Software Consortium (CSC) is a nonprofit group established over 20 years ago to assist communities with their financial reporting requirements in the Division of Local Services (DLS)’s Gateway reporting system. Working with the Town of Royalston as the lead, the CSC utilized grant funds to establish cloud-based assessing and tax collecting systems.
Funding Amount: $290,710
Participating entities: Town of Royalston (Lead), and other municipal members of the Community Software Consortium (CSC)
Commonwealth Citizens Connect App Development for Local Governments Across Massachusetts
In 2009, the City of Boston developed a smart phone application to allow residents to report non-emergency issues, such as potholes, to local government. Grant funds were utilized to bring this type of technology to 46 other communities from across the Commonwealth.
Funding Amount: $400,000
Participating entity: City of Boston
Commonwealth Citizens Connect App Final Report file size 6MB
Digital Regionalization: Permit, License, and Inspection Automation
The Cape Cod Commission received funding to develop a regional system of online permits. The Commission procured the services of the vendor Acela to establish an automated solution for all permits and licenses issued by each of the participating communities.
Funding Amount: $500,000
Participating entities: Cape Cod Commission (Lead); Towns of Barnstable, Brewster, Chatham, Dennis, Eastham, Falmouth, Harwich, Mashpee, Orleans, Nantucket, Provincetown, Sandwich, Truro, Wellfleet, and Yarmouth
Digital Regionalization Final Report file size 2MB