Community Compact IT Grant Recipients

Learn more about the recipients and projects of past Community Compact IT grants.

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Fiscal Year 2019

Municipality Award Project Description
AGAWAM $33,000 Implementation of a public document repository available through the website and digitization of records.
AMHERST $65,000 Implementation of a town-wide document management system.
BARRE $14,400 Implementation of modern server infrastructure.
BEDFORD $37,700 Implementation of an E-Permitting and Licensing platform.
BELCHERTOWN $81,000 Implementation of an E-Permitting and Licensing platform.
BELLINGHAM $72,000 Implementation of an E-Permitting platform.
BRIMFIELD $32,500 Implementation of network infrastructure to improve service and cyber security posture.
BROCKTON $98,465 Improvements to public safety network infrastructure.
CHELSEA $50,000 Implementation of a comprehensive communication and project management package that will improve service, documentation and knowledge sharing.
COHASSET $50,000 Implementation of a consolidated student information system with forecasting tools.
CUMMINGTON $24,464 Implement a modern, reliable network at the Community House.
GARDNER $50,000 Expansion of the fiber optic network to improve municipal and public safety operations.
HADLEY $19,350 Implementation of a consolidated billing and collections system.
HALIFAX $13,000 Integrate orthophoto assets with the GIS system and allow for use by field workers.
HOLLAND $12,000 Implementation of a new e-mail platform.
HUBBARDSTON $28,500 Implementation of software to improve building, assessing and public works operations.
KINGSTON $61,334 Implementation of a voice over IP solution at Kingston Intermediate School.
LANCASTER $135,020 Expansion of the municipal fiber optic network to improve security, improve service and aggregate bandwidth and security cost.
MIDDLEBOROUGH $38,930 Implementation of network management system to improve security posture.
MILLIS $63,921 Improvements to technology infrastructure to improve security posture and reliability.
MONTEREY $9,840 Implementation of an online solution for application and payment of transfer station and health permits.
NATICK $121,375 Implementation of a modern billing and accounts receivable platform.
NEW BEDFORD $80,000 Implementation of disaster recovery infrastructure to improve the posture of city, school and public safety operations.
NORTH READING $85,075 Implementation of an E-Permitting and Licensing platform.
NORWOOD $50,100 Enhancements to the Town's GIS system.
OXFORD $24,000 Implementation of a real estate appraisal system.
PITTSFIELD $95,000 Implementation of wireless infrastructure for internal and public use.
PLAINVILLE $150,000 Implementation of a fiber optic network to improve municipal operations and security posture.
READING $45,105 Enhancements to the financial system to improve processes across HR, Payroll, Treasury and Finance.
SALEM $150,000 Implementation of a public document repository available through the website and digitization of public records.
SHREWSBURY $111,689 Implementation of an integrated cyber security platform for town, school electric and cable operations.
SOUTH HADLEY $18,563 Enhancements to the Town's permitting platform.
SOUTHWICK $91,380 Implementation of converged virtual server infrastructure.
STERLING $150,000 Implementation of a fiber optic network to improve municipal and public safety operations.
STOUGHTON $80,823 Improvements to network infrastructure.
SUNDERLAND $31,000 Improvements to modernize server infrastructure.
WAKEFIELD $110,886 Improvement and expansion of public safety radio communications system.
WALTHAM $185,110 Implementation of wireless infrastructure for internal and public use.
WEBSTER $28,000 Implementation of electronic signage to enhance efforts around community engagement.
WELLESLEY $24,000 Enhance network infrastructure to improve disaster recovery posture.
WEST NEWBURY $58,000 Implementation of a consolidated student data management system.
WESTON $84,900 Implementation of an enterprise content management system and digitization of municipal records.
WHITMAN $199,601 Enhancements to radio communication infrastructure to improve coverage for Police and Fire operations.
WOBURN $53,000 Network hardware to allow for integration and monitoring of several SCADA-related data streams.

Fiscal Year 2018

MUNICIPALITY AWARD PROJECT DESCRIPTION
Ashburnham $42,850 Upgrade network infrastructure to improve disaster recovery and WiFi access throughout municipal buildings
Ashland $103,000 Fire software for emergency call tracking, reporting, asset management, reference material, permits and inspections, maintenance management, mobile access
Athol $55,691 Software to improve regional E911 Services
Berlin $29,300 Implementation of E-Permitting
Beverly $100,000 Support the consolidations of emergency dispatch operations
Bolton $22,635 Implement a new permitting system that will include the ability to apply online and schedule and perform inspections electronically.
Charlemont $8,850 GIS enhancements including integration with assessing.
Charlton $4,955 Provide emergency notifications tied to phone system.
Colrain $5,000 Implementation of a new E-Permitting system.
Dighton $19,044 Align Sewer Commission utility billing and collections with the rest of the town.
Everett $39,419 Improve virtual access and usability of City solutions -- website and online applications.
Great Barrington $32,646 Centralized server infrastructure.
Groveland $20,000 Enhancements to Regional MIMAP GIS platform.
Hardwick $50,000 Enhancements to network and device security at the police department.
Holbrook $5,500 Implementation of an E-Permitting system.
Holliston $31,143 Implementation of a centralized enterprise wireless networking solution.
Mashpee $70,330 Implementation of an E-Permitting system.
Medway $24,000 System to track recycling center usage, eligibility and payment.
Millville $40,248 Enhancements to public safety network infrastructure.
Milton $46,800 Fire data management system and integration with police dispatch
Montague $34,945 Migrate to a new centralized collections system for the Town of Montague, Turners Falls Fire District, Montague Center Fire District and Montague Light District.
Northampton $100,000 Development of a regional system to document and analyze the local opioid crisis.
Oakham $20,000 Infrastructure enhancements to allow for centralized IT management.
Orange $25,000 Infrastructure to allow for school/town technology consolidation.
Otis $76,000 Implementation of a consolidated accounting system for the Town and school.
Palmer $58,722 E-Permitting system implementation.
Pembroke $119,700 Implementation of a new enterprise resource management system.
Phillipston $49,000 Infrastructure enhancements to allow for centralization of services.
Princeton $45,000 Implementation of a new accounting system.
Revere $69,000 Implementation of an enterprise document management solution
Rutland $18,800 E-Permitting Implementation
Salisbury $63,790 Enhancements to Network Infrastructure.
Scituate $58,000 Implementation of a Water and Sewer GIS System
Somerset $53,000 Expansion of GIS across the community
Tolland $8,550 Implement modern, secure network infrastructure
Topsfield $16,700 Implementation of a document management solution
Townsend $46,904 Enhancements to Network Infrastructure.
Truro $40,000 GIS system implementation.
Tyngsborough $125,740 Supporting the implementation of a new financial platform.
Wareham $66,900 Implement an enterprise-wide E-Permitting and Licensing Platform
Wayland $38,000 Implementation of an E-Permitting solution.
Wellfleet $24,270 Implementation of a new financial platform.
West Springfield $37,000 Technology in support of the Language and Skill Development Program 
Westborough $22,000 Implementation of a centralized asset and work order management system.
Westfield $31,550 Implementation of backup and recovery infrastructure
     
45 $1,999,982  

Fiscal Year 2017

MUNICIPALITY AWARD PROJECT DESCRIPTION
Agawam $8,000 Expand current Laserfiche document scanning program.  This would allow the indexing of paper documents and also allow sharing documents among departments. 
Auburn $28,000 Implement a modern permitting system for building and health departments, reducing the amount of time it takes employees to manage permits currently and allowing the public to apply for and track the status of permits online.
Billerica $40,000 Continue public safety collaboration with the state by developing an interface to the Criminal Justice Information System to enhance the local police records system.
Carver $58,500 Implement a consolidated Town-School Facilities Management Department and an IT Dept.  This will allow for a more uniform ovesight of both structural and IT capital assets for the Town of Carver.
Chicopee $50,000 Expand the document management sytem to include Personnel Action Forms.  This includes improvement to the current workflow and the additon of secure signature stamps.
Cohasset $27,000 Purchase Electronic Document Management software that will allow for cost savings in reduced labor hours for document requests from the public and internal departments.
Danvers $45,000 Contribute to the cost of installing town-wide fiber optic cabling to support its existing and anticipated technology needs, to address existing technology problems caused by insufficient fiber and to explore offering regional or shared IT services.  
Douglas $30,313 Upgrade the existing IT infrastructure from Category 3 to Category 6 wiring will allow the Town of Douglas to make full use of their existing technology, provide for anticipated IT investments, and operate more efficiently. 
Duxbury $146,000 The purpose of this grant is to provide for a regional aerial photography flight,  for use as a GIS basemap for 8 municipalities on the South Shore. 
East Longmeadow $40,000 Enable East Longmeadow and Longmeadow to establish a fault-tolerant fiber interconnection. This  will allow the towns to better develop a disaster recovery plan, and regionalize aspects of IT operations for service delivery and cost benefits.
Easthampton $67,000 Consolidate the Information Technology (IT) departments between Easthampton Public Schools and the City of Easthampton. This consolidation and sharing of services would improve and expand the support options for both the school district and the city. 
Easton $25,000 Implement a solution that tracks employee time, attendance and scheduling for public safety and department of public works employees.
Fitchburg $60,000 Implement technology that will allow the police department to digitize paper reports thus improving the department's internal processes and responses for requests for older reports. Furthermore, scanning decades of paper reports to an electronic format. 
Georgetown $69,000 Implement shared reporting software for Police and Fire.
Grafton $29,763 Implement a modern permitting system for all town departments, reducing the amount of time it takes employees to manage permits currently and allowing the public to apply for and track the status of permits online.
Greenfield $39,651 Enhance server and network infrastructure at Dispatch and Police Department. 
Hadley $50,000 Support the implementation of a SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) system for the town's wastewater system.
Hanson $43,500 Implement a regional GIS solution which would provide for a GIS consultant/provider,  software licenses, implementation and training costs to serve the memebers of the collaborative.
Lakeville $40,000 Implement a modern permitting system, reducing the amount of time it takes employees to manage permits currently and allowing the public to apply for and track the status of permits online.
Lenox $110,000 Implement the combining of positions between the Town Manager of Lenox and the Town Administrator of Lee into a shared Chief Administrative Officer serving both towns.
Leominster $63,000 Enhance virtual server infrastructure at Leominster City Hall
Leverett $30,000 Install and implement a townwide network as recommended by Leveretts IT consultant.  This will enable a secure, centrally maintained operating environment for municipal government and public safety telecommunications.
Lincoln $24,320 Implement a modern permitting system for all town departments, reducing the amount of time it takes employees to manage permits currently and allowing the public to apply for and track the status of permits online.
Lunenburg $40,000 Implement a modern permitting system, reducing the amount of time it takes employees to manage permits currently and allowing the public to apply for and track the status of permits online.
Lynnfield $50,000 Implement a modern permitting system, reducing the amount of time it takes employees to manage permits currently and allowing the public to apply for and track the status of permits online.
Mendon $10,000 Implement technology to improve transparency across Town government.
Merrimac $42,747 Implement a new platform to eliminate the need for three disparate financial platforms.
Millbury $20,000 Implement a modern permitting system for all town departments, reducing the amount of time it takes employees to manage permits currently and allowing the public to apply for and track the status of permits online.
New Marlborough $14,524 Implement a townwide network and server infrastructure.  This will allow all departments to backup all files and to maintain a file storage solution for better accesss to public records requests. 
New Salem $53,000 Deploy a new accounting and cash management system for the benefit of 12 communities.
Newburyport $100,000 Implement a city-wide fiber optic network that will support the City’s full network requirements.
North Andover $50,000 Deploy technology that will allow the town to digitize paper documents, improving responsiveness to residents and creating more efficient internal processes.
Oxford $35,000 To build, setup, and deploy a new robust modern virtual server infrastructure l to replace the physical server technology that has reached capacity. 
Paxton $13,000 Consolidate townwide networks with domain server technology.  This will allow a more secure, agile network environment.  
Pelham $7,775 Deploy technology that will allow the town to digitize paper documents, improving responsiveness to residents and creating more efficient internal processes.
Pepperell $15,000 Deployment of new technology infrastructure at the wastewater facility
Pittsfield $40,000 Upgrade switching infrastructure to enable technology consolidation
Plympton $16,000 Deploy technology that will enhance the Town of Plympton’s ability to respond effectively and efficiently to Public Records Law and Open Meeting Law.
Rochester $15,000 Enhance public safety technology infrastructure
Southbridge $45,000 Enhance school network and security infrastructure
Springfield $103,000 Implementation of an online Pre-K through 12th grade pre-registration and enrollment system. 
Ware $24,600 Implement a modern permitting system for all town departments, reducing the amount of time it takes employees to manage permits currently and allowing the public to apply for and track the status of permits online.
Wenham $38,950 Implement an online permitting platform to improve processes for internal staff and the public
Whately $4,000 Enhancements to existing infrasture that will allow the Town to deploy cloud-based solutions.
Williamsburg $60,250 Implementation of a regional document management system for the benefit of 5 communities
Williamstown $20,000 Create a searchable data base of all cemetery burial records the will improve internal operations and allow public access. 
Worcester $57,810 Deploy a performance management system that will act as a repository for City data, improve transparency and open opportunites for data-driven decision-marking

Fiscal Year 2016

MUNICIPALITY AWARD PROJECT DESCRIPTION
Amesbury $40,000 Upgrade the critical network infrastructure that connects city and school buildings to allow for greater speed, stability, and reliability.
Athol $13,440 Hardware upgrades for essential town systems, which will allow the town to leverage a shared services agreement with the Athol-Royalston Regional School District.
Ayer $40,000 Improve network infrastructure and connectivity at the wastewater treatment plant.
Barre $83,500 Upgrade infrastructure to facilitate regional technology cooperation between Barre, Rutland, and Barre Regional Emergency Communication Center.
Braintree $66,352 Expand fire department records access to mobile devices so first responders in Braintree are able to access critical information in the field.
Buckland $5,000 Improve the town's network security by adding a firewall and replacing hardware used for critical town operations.
Carlisle $30,000 Move the town's data center from the town hall to the Concord Carlisle Regional High School's data center with upgrades to prevent the loss of critical data.
Charlemont $13,000 Replace the town's failing fuel monitoring system to ensure accountability and reporting capabilities.
Colrain $4,390 Implement boards and commission, dog license, and voter check in database software for the town clerk's office.
Dartmouth $17,768 Automate parking facility stickers for town parks and beaches so the sticker program can be managed more efficiently with reduced  fraud.
Deerfield $45,000 Upgrade the town's critical network infrastructure to enable a high speed link between Town Hall, South County Senior Center, and a secure data center containing Deerfield's data backup center.
Dudley $12,500 Create a modern content management system with digital recordkeeping, eliminating the need for paper records.
Dunstable $28,806 Implement centralized GIS services to improve town operations.
Everett $27,000 Implement software to help the city reduce the cost of managing the snow removal process.
Fall River $68,700 Implement a 311 system to connect citizens of Fall River with their city.
Granville $5,000 Modernization of the town's accounting software with improved business continuity.
Groton $16,000 Upgrade the town's server to a modern architecture and expand the town's digital storage space in support of new innovations like the Groton Fire Department's online burn permit program.
Groveland $22,690 Implement a modern electronic permitting system to improve internal operations and ability to serve the public.
Haverhill $59,500 Implement a 311 system to connect citizens of Haverhill with their city.
Hawley $2,500 Automate highway department processes and digitize records. The highway department will have technology for the first time and can complete paperwork online rather than on paper.
Heath $55,000 Implement a solution to better integrate municipal tax collection and assessment functions and reduce the risk of business disruption
Hinsdale $22,000 Deploy new infrastructure allowing the town to leverage past water meter investment and enable usage-based water billing.
Holbrook $65,000 Implement a modern financial management software package for all town departments.
Holland $4,950 Upgrade the town's thirteen year old website to improve communications between town departments, committees, officials, and residents.
Holyoke $48,975 Implement an electronic permitting system which will integrate with the rest of the city's systems.
Kingston $88,200 Replace the town's disjointed and expensive communications system.
Lancaster $28,700 Interconnect the four town buildings in Lancaster to improve collaboration across departments and reduce internet cost.
Marlborough $15,000 Move municipal business process from spreadsheets and paper to an electronic permitting platform.
Maynard $7,331 Install a modern wireless network in the town's public library, which currently cannot accommodate the growing number of connections requested by residents.
Melrose $40,000 Implement a visual budgeting tool in coordination with Andover, Mansfield, Somerset and Hanover which will result in open source code available to any community.
Middleton $93,727 Upgrade accounting software of the Tri Town School District, which consists of students from the towns of Middleton, Topsfield, and Boxford, allowing for greater financial accuracy over the current system of managing the budget by spreadsheet.
Millville $57,000 A software upgrade to the town's accounting system to improve internal processes across departments and increase transparency.
Nahant $68,915 Deploy technology that will allow the town to digitize paper documents, improving responsiveness to residents and creating more efficient internal processes.
Newbury $36,490 Implement a modern permitting system for all relevant town departments, reducing the amount of time it takes employees to manage permits and allowing the public to apply for and track the status of permits online.
North Brookfield $36,100 Implement billing and collections software upgrades as recommended by the Division of Local Services.
Northbridge $16,600 Deploy new hardware and software to support Northbridge's new expedited permitting initiative. 
Otis $15,000 Improve the town's network to address security concerns, improve internet connectivity, improve backup capability, and provide wireless internet access which is essential to residents.
Phillipston $49,000 Installation of a radio communications beacon to eliminate gaps that currently exist in emergency communications.
Revere $54,000 Implement a 311 system to connect citizens of Revere with their city.
Rockland $44,025 Migrate the town's financial management system to a modern platform.
Royalston $13,000 Implementation of a new treasurer cash management module which will modernize the town's accounting system.
Salisbury $84,494 Interconnect several town buildings with a single network connection to enable better internal communication and greater resilience against disruptions in business.
Sheffield $56,000 Essential hardware and software upgrades for the town's accountant and treasurer as recommended by the Division of Local Services, to reduce the amount of financial calculation work that is currently done by hand.
Sherborn $16,000 Replace the failing communications system for Town Hall, public safety and the library.
Shirley $37,970 Connect the entire town to a common, modern accounting system.
Shrewsbury $85,000 Improve the town's core infrastructure to ensure continuity of business operations.
South Hadley $16,100 Modernize the town's inspectional service software to allow for access by mobile devices.
Sunderland $24,534 Upgrade the town's inadequate and aging network as recommended by the Division of Local Services.
Tewksbury $145,000 Interconnect the police, fire, emergency services, public works, libraries, and other town buildings on common network.
Topsfield $10,000 Upgrade the town's website to a modern platform which will allow for improved ADA accessibility, web security, and citizen service delivery.
Tyngsborough $34,727 Interconnect multiple town buildings to enable central management of the network, improve collaboration across departments, and reduce the risk of business disruption.
Upton $30,016 Implement a modern permitting system for all town departments, reducing the amount of time it takes employees to manage permits currently and allowing the public to apply for and track the status of permits online.

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