The MassWorks Infrastructure Program is a competitive grant program that provides a robust and flexible source of capital funds for municipalities and other eligible public entities to complete public infrastructure projects that support and accelerate housing and job growth throughout the Commonwealth.
MassWorks is committed to preparing communities for success and contributing to the long term strength and sustainability of our Commonwealth with a particular emphasis on projects that support the production of multi-family housing in appropriately located walkable, mixed-use districts, and resulting in direct and immediate job creation, and/or that support economic development in weak or distressed areas.
This year was the fourth round of the MassWorks Infrastructure Program under the Baker-Polito Administration. To date, the program has invested about $357 million in 176 public infrastructure projects in 129 of the Commonwealth’s cities and towns. MassWorks is a competitive grant program that was launched in 2011 to provide a robust and flexible source of capital funds for municipalities and other eligible public entities to support and accelerate housing and job growth throughout the state.
By the Aug. 10, 2018 deadline, EHOED had received 107 applications requesting $207.8 million in grant funds. The 2018 round yielded 39 grant awards totaling over $80 to 37 communities. This round of awards is expected to leverage $2.9 billion in private investment, 4,000 units of new housing, and over 9,000 full time jobs. This round is now closed and award winners are listed here.
The award recommendations are based on internal review by MassWorks staff and outside reviewer comments provided by MassDOT, the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, the Executive Office of Administration and Finance, the Regional Planning Agencies and the Smart Growth Alliance.