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Regional Pilot Project Grant Program

The goal of this pilot program is for municipalities and organizations to work together to create solutions for recovery in their specific economies.

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Announcement and Overview

Proposals are no longer being accepted for the FY21 Regional Pilot Project Grant Program.

The Massachusetts Office of Business Development is accepting proposals for the Regional Pilot Project Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2021.

MOBD is seeking partnership proposals from municipalities, public entities, or 501(c) organizations that are federally tax exempt under the Internal Revenue Code and intend to promote regional recovery from the economic impacts of the 2019 novel coronavirus. The goal of this pilot program is for municipalities and organizations to work together to create solutions for recovery in their specific economies.

Maximum grant per application should not to exceed $250,000. The project proposal must demonstrate how the organization/municipalities support businesses and communities in stabilizing and/or growing their regional economy with one or more of the recovery efforts under Partnerships for Recovery.

This funding should not be used to fund projects or purposes for which there is already state or federal funding available (i.e. Shared Streets and Spaces Grant Program, Paycheck Protection Program, Small Business Grant Relief programs). In addition, no capital-related projects will be funded.

Grant proposals should define the communities they serve and provide clear performance benchmarks and metrics.

Grant proposals should not encompass areas that have other sources of funding. Any current contracted REDO must specify the specific project or initiative that they want to expand.

RFP Release Date:
Friday, January 22, 2021

Proposal Deadline:
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 by 4:00 p.m.

Email proposal toNhat.Le@mass.gov

cc: Applicable MOBD Regional Director.

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