Pursuant to funds appropriated in Chapter 46 of the Acts of 2017, the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) is pleased to announce the availability of grant funds (AGF) for municipalities meeting the criteria as detailed in the appropriation language below:
…$3,350,000 shall be transferred to the executive office of public safety and security for a competitive grant program for public safety and emergency staffing to be administered by that executive office; provided further, that the grants shall be awarded to communities that: (i) have populations of at least 60,000; and (ii) demonstrate that their police or fire departments had a per capita operating budget of less than $200 in 2010; provided further, that grant funds under this item shall only be provided to communities who submitted qualifying applications that were approved by the executive office of public safety and security in fiscal year 2017.
The intent of this grant program is to assist eligible municipalities to maintain public safety and emergency response services by helping to address police and/or fire department staffing shortfalls. The following ten municipalities are currently eligible to apply: LOWELL, BROCKTON, LYNN, FALL RIVER, NEWTON, LAWRENCE, SOMERVILLE, FRAMINGHAM, HAVERHILL and MALDEN.
Application Posted: Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Bidders’ Conference Call: Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 11AM
Application Deadline: Friday, October 27, 2017, 4PM
Anticipated Award Announcements: Friday, November 17, 2017
Anticipated Grant Period: January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018