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Communities that attain the Housing Choice Designation will receive bonus points or other considerations for the following grant programs:

Participating grant programs:

 

AGENCY – PROGRAM

PURPOSE

BENEFIT TO HOUSING CHOICE COMMUNITIES

1

MassDOT – Capital Program

Reconstruction and expansion projects that go through MassDOT’s scoring & project selection process

For capital transportation projects, MassDOT will give bonus points to projects located within Housing Choice Communities

2

MassDOT – Complete Streets

Technical Assistance and Construction grants for communities to implement complete streets principals

Bonus points for grant evaluation score with Housing Choice designation

3

TRE/DEP – Clean Water Trust

2% interest loans for water pollution abatement and drinking water infrastructure projects

1.5% interest rate instead of 2% interest rate, reducing debt service costs for communities

4

HED – MassWorks

Grants to municipalities for infrastructure improvements to support economic development and housing production

Bonus points for grant evaluation score with Housing Choice designation

5

HED – Seaport Council Grants

Grants to municipalities for planning and infrastructure improvements to support the marine economy

Housing Choice Communities may have required 20% match waived and/or the $1Million grant amount may be exceeded for eligible applicants

6

EEA – Community Investment

Grants

Planning Grants

Bonus points for grant evaluation score with Housing Choice designation

7

LAND Grant Program

Acquisition of conservation land

Bonus points for grant evaluation score for LAND program

8

PARC Grant Program

Acquisition of recreation land, construction of new parks, renovation of existing parks

Bonus points for grant evaluation score for PARC program

9

Gateway Park Grants

 

Acquisition of recreation lands, construction of community parks and trails in Gateway Cities

Bonus points for grant evaluation score for grant program; possible reduction in matching requirement for Gateway PARC program

 

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