Yearly Archives: 2021

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Massachusetts Announces FY22 Travel and Tourism Recovery Grants, Applications Due January 19, 2022

A new round of Travel and Tourism Recovery (TTR) grants has been announced by the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED) through the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT). Applications open December 1, 2021 and are due January 19, 2022. Read the guidelines and application information here. […]

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Massachusetts Celebrates “Green Friday” with Tree Cutting Ceremony

In celebration of the Massachusetts Christmas tree industry, the Baker-Polito Administration, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) and the Massachusetts Christmas Tree Association,  declared Friday, November 26, 2021 as “Green Friday.” Green Friday encourages people throughout the state to visit their local Christmas tree farms to […]

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Massachusetts Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Advisory

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is reminding the public to plan ahead for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday week, use available technology tools and resources to make informed decisions, and pack essential items such as face coverings that maybe required for certain travel. During this holiday season, individuals should be […]

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Massachusetts Awards MassWildlife Habitat Management Grants

The Baker-Polito Administration has awarded  $184,400 in state grant funds to eight organizations and municipalities to improve wildlife habitat on 276 acres of land within the Commonwealth. The MassWildlife Habitat Management Grant Program, overseen by the Department of Fish and Game (DFG), has provided financial assistance to private and municipal […]

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Massachusetts Announces First Awards from Rural and Small Town Development Fund

Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy joined local officials in Montague to celebrate the first round of the Rural and Small Town (R&ST) Development Fund grant program, awarding a total of $3 million in grants to support local projects in communities with populations below 7,000 people or a population […]

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Massachusetts Announces Over $4 Million in Awards to Support Downtowns, Housing Production

On November 9, 2021,  Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and Housing and Community Development Undersecretary Jennifer Maddox were joined by state and local officials from Barnstable to announce more than $4 million in awards to 39 communities through two grant programs that support downtown revitalization efforts and local capital projects in […]

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Massachusetts Grants Support Waterway Pollution Control Projects

To advance local waterway pollution control efforts, the Baker-Polito Administration recently announced more than $1.15 million in grants administered by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protect (MassDEP) to support eight projects targeting stormwater runoff and erosion across the Commonwealth. The grants, which utilize funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency […]

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FAQs for International Travelers Coming to the U.S. Starting November 8

The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs has compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the guidelines for foreign national air travelers to enter the United States starting November 8, 2021.  See summary below, and read full details here. “The Biden Administration announced a new international air […]

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Massachusetts Launches New Online Interactive Mapping Tool

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced the launch of MassMapper, a new online interactive mapping tool developed by the Executive Office of Technology Services and Security’s (EOTSS) Bureau of Geographic Information Systems (MassGIS). This new tool will enable municipalities and private sector organizations – especially those in the land survey, engineering, […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces $9.8 Million in MassWorks Investments to a Dozen Rural and Small Towns

Undersecretary of Community Development Ashley Stolba was joined by state and local officials to announce the next round of MassWorks Infrastructure Grant Program awards that will support capital projects in rural and small towns. In this round, issued through the Community One Stop for Growth program, 12 grants for a combined total […]

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