The intent of the Massachusetts Municipal Public Safety Staffing 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.
This program is available through state funds authorized under a reserve to support municipal improvements under Chapter 24 of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ General Appropriations Act of 2023.
To be eligible, a municipality must have a population of at least 60,000 and demonstrate that their police departments had an operating budget per capita of less than $200 in 2010. A total of 10 communities meet this criteria:
- Fall River
FY24 Funding Period Key Dates:
Solicitation Posted: Thursday, September 14th, 2023
Application Deadline: Thursday, October 19th, 2023, 4:00 p.m.
Anticipated Award Announcements: December 2023
Anticipated Grant Period: January 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024
FY24 Funding Period Application Materials: