Infrastructure

Through funding for critical infrastructure projects that leverage private sector investment, economic development and job creation, the Commonwealth has created best practices for community development, coordinating investments to ensure great outcomes.

Key Programs and Resources:

Brownfields Program

Administered by Mass Development Finance Agency
Funding to encourage the reuse of Brownfield sites - vacant or underutilized properties complicated by environmental contamination and liability. 

MassWorks Infrastructure Program

Administered by the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development
Funds for municipalities and other eligible public entities to support and accelerate housing and job growth in the Commonwealth.

Site Readiness Program

Administered by Mass Development Finance Agency
Aims to boost the Commonwealth’s inventory of large, well-located, project-ready sites; accelerate private-sector investment in industrial and commercial projects; and support conversion of abandoned sites and obsolete facilities into clean, actively-used, tax-generating properties.

* Additional Programs and Resources

Community Compact Program

Administered by Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Offices
The Community Compact Program is a voluntary, mutual agreement entered into between the Baker-Polito Administration and individual cities and towns. In a Community Compact, a community agrees to implement at least one best practice that they select from across a variety of areas, with several connecting to economic development. For example, aligning land use regulations, especially zoning, capital investments, and other municipal actions with housing development, economic development, master, land use priority or other plans for future growth - promoting development and reuse of previously developed sites.

Last Mile Program

Administered by the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development
Funding for eligible towns for municipally-owned broadband networks. Towns can use these grants for design, engineering and construction services.

Massachusetts Downtown Initiative (MDI)

Administered by the Department of Housing and Community Development
MDI Offers a range of services and assistance to communities seeking help on how to revitalize their downtowns.

Seaport Economic Council Grants

Administered by the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development
Competitive grants to help the economic growth of coastal communities that offer flexible funding to empower communities to bring forward the best ideas and projects for cultivating and stimulating the maritime economy and job growth.

 

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