Detailed Overview of One Stop Process

Here is a detailed overview of the Community One Stop for Growth process, from virtual sessions to notification of award.

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Step 1: Virtual Sessions

There will be three (3) webinars to help applicants navigate the Community One Stop for Growth. Attending the live webinar or watching the recording is suggested before submitting an Expression of Interest or Full Application. It is highly recommended that all applicants watch webinars before developing applications to the One Stop. Overview of the webinars:

Webinar 1: One Stop Overview Webinar - How Has the Process Changed, What to Expect in the New Process.

Webinar 2: One Stop Application Guidance Webinar - How to Frame Applications for the One Stop for Growth.

Webinar 3: Technology Webinar - How to Use IGX and the One Stop Online Application.

Step 2: Expressions of Interest & Guidance (Optional)

The Expression of Interest is a simple form that allows an applicant to seek guidance from EOHED and partner agencies. The Expression of Interest is optional but highly encouraged. It is recommended that all applicants watch all three webinars before submitting a One Stop Expression of Interest.

Each organization may submit one (1) Expression of Interest form for the FY23 Round. The Expression of Interest period opened on December 15, 2021 and closed March 18, 2022. 

Once the Expression of Interest is submitted, staff at all partner agencies will review the submissions and provide guidance and insight to strengthen applications. Applicants may also be referred to other available programs that are not fully integrated into the One Stop application. All applicants are encouraged to submit an Expression of Interest early in the process to allow for the maximum amount of time for feedback. Applicants may also request a meeting to review their priority projects with EOHED.

Step 3: One Stop Full Application(s)

Once the One Stop Full Application opens, applicants will be able to submit multiple projects for consideration, but must submit one application per project. The number of project applications submitted is not limited, but it is recommended that communities prioritize their requests. Similar to last year, the Full Application will be available in late January for applicants to begin working on their applications.   The final submission deadline will be in early June.

Step 4: Review & Evaluation

The participating agencies will review all applications. The agencies may also request additional information or clarification about applications submitted. All grants will be reviewed on the criteria noted in the Review Criteria section and the additional review criteria noted in specific program guidelines, linked to in the appendix.

Step 5: Notification of Award

The One Stop partners will review all applications and make determinations of grant amounts based upon availability of funds. All applicants will be notified of award(s) and the contracting process will begin with each agency. Reporting will be required.

By participating in this process and submitting either an Expression of Interest or a Full Application, a project may be referred to relevant grant programs, particularly those under EOHED, DHCD, and MassDevelopment. See Appendix for the programs that will be coordinated with the One Stop. If this process identifies additional needs that align with other programs not listed above, further coordination and referrals may be made, on a case-by-case basis.

Appendix

The following programs are fully integrated into the One Stop:

Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development

Department of Housing and Community Development

MassDevelopment

 

The following are examples of outside programs that projects were referred to during the last round of the One Stop.

Community Compact Cabinet

Best Practices Program

Efficiency and Regionalization Grant Program

Department of Agricultural Resources

Massachusetts Food Trust Program

Department of Conservation and Recreation

Drinking Water Supply Protection Grant Program

Department of Energy Resources

Green Communities

Department of Environmental Protection

 State Revolving Fund

Department of Housing and Community Development

 Community Development Block Grants

Division of Ecological Restoration

 Culvert Replacement Municipal Assistance Grant Program

Executive Office for Administration and Finance

 iCubed

Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

 Planning Assistance Grants

 Parkland Acquisitions and Renovations for Communities Grant Program

 Culvert Replacement Municipal Assistance Grant Program

 Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program

 Land and Recreation Grants and Loans

Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development

 Seaport Economic Council Grants

Dredging Grant

Mass Broadband Institute

 Mass Broadband Initiative

Mass Cultural Council

 Cultural Facilities Fund

Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation

 Small Business Technical Assistance Grant Program

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

 STEM Equipment and Professional Development Grant Program

MassHire

 MassHire Workforce Board

MassHousing

 Technical Assistance

 Neighborhood Hub

MA Office of Travel and Tourism

 Destination Development Capital Grant Program

Mass Military Asset and Security Strategy Task Force

 Bond Capital Grants
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