The MassWorks Infrastructure Program is a competitive grant program that provides the largest and most flexible source of capital funds to municipalities and other eligible public entities for public infrastructure projects that support and accelerate housing production, spur private development, and create jobs throughout the Commonwealth.
MassWorks is committed to helping communities prepare for success and contribute to the long term strength and sustainability of our Commonwealth. The program places particular emphasis on the production of multi-family housing in appropriately located walkable, mixed-use districts that result in direct and immediate job creation and/or that support economic development in weak or distressed areas.
Governor Baker signed An Act Relative to Job Creation and Workforce Development in 2016 to reauthorize MassWorks and support $500 million of future investment in critical infrastructure, a significant commitment by the state. The 2018 economic development legislation signed by the Governor in 2018 allocated an additional $250 million to the program.
Since 2015, the Baker-Polito Administration has awarded over $358 million in MassWorks grants to support 177 projects in 128 communities. MassWorks funding has been critical to the addition and preservation of more than 2 million square feet of commercial/retail space, 29,000 full and part time jobs, and 11,000 housing units, while leveraging more than $6.9 billion in private investment.
MassWorks 2019 Round Now Open
The Baker-Polito Administration announced the opening of the MassWorks 2019 Round on May 13, 2019. The program is open to all Massachusetts municipalities and public entities seeking grant support for public infrastructure improvement projects.
The 2019 Program Guidelines/RFR and Application Template are now available through the links below. These should be used by all prospective applicants to begin planning and drafting proposals. Click Here to access the 2019 online application
Deadline: Aug. 9, 2019 at 11:59 PM. Completed applications will be accepted electronically, via the online portal, between July 29, 2019 and August 9, 2019.