Yearly Archives: 2022

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Massachusetts Announces $2.2 Million in Capital Grants to 20 Tourism Destinations

The Baker-Polito Administration recently announced $2.2 million in grants to 20 recipients as part of the Destination Development Capital grants, a program created through the economic development bill signed into law by Governor Baker in 2021. Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito and Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism Executive Director Keiko Matsudo […]

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Massachusetts Awards $10.8 Million in 19 Grants through the Seaport Economic Council

Stage Harbor, Chatham, Cape Cod The Baker-Polito Administration announced nearly $10.8 million in Seaport Economic Council grants for 19 projects. The grants will help coastal communities advance projects that benefit commercial maritime industries, improve resident and visitor access to waterfront assets, mitigate the impacts of climate change, and advance future […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces $63K in Matching Grants for Beginning Farmers

Bell Brook Farm in West Brookfield Earlier this month, the Baker-Polito Administration announced  $63,788 in grant awards to the Matching Enterprise Grants for Agriculture (MEGA) program, administered through the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) The MEGA programs helps beginning farmers expand and improve their farm operations. This year, seven […]

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Discover Chelsea, a New Tourism Campaign, Takes Flight this Summer in Greater Boston

The City of Chelsea launched a new travel and tourism campaign this summer, entitled ‘Discover Chelsea,’ showcasing the city’s rich multi-cultural traditions, its storied history and its abundance of hospitality assets, including 900-plus high-quality hotel rooms and hundreds of vibrant small businesses. The official launch of Discover Chelsea took place […]

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Most of Massachusetts is Experiencing Ongoing Drought Conditions

With 90 percent of Massachusetts experiencing drought conditions, Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Beth Card today declared a Level 2-Signficant Drought in the Northeast, Southeast, Connecticut River Valley, and Central Regions of the state.  Additionally, the Islands Region will remain at Level 1-Mild Drought along with the Western Region, […]

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Massachusetts Announces $400K in Farm Improvement Grants for APR Farms

Mountain View Farm, Easthampton, Hampshire County, MA  The Baker-Polito Administration today announced grants totaling $400,000 has been awarded to several Commonwealth farms through the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources’ (MDAR) Agricultural Preservation Restriction Program (APR) to improve farm operations. MDAR provides farmers with business planning and technical assistance in addition […]

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Massachusetts Announces $9.5 Million in Community Investment Tax Credits to Support Community Development Corporations

The Baker-Polito Administration announced the 2022 allocation of the Community Investment Tax Credit (CITC) Program. This year, 51 Community Development Corporations (CDCs) and Community Service Organizations (CSOs) will leverage $9.5 million in tax credits, enabling them to raise nearly $20 million from local donors. Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and Housing […]

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Massachusetts Announces $1.88 Million in New Grant Funding for Electric-Only Projects to Address Diesel Emissions

On June 24, 2022, the Baker-Polito Administration announced the availability of $1.88 million in competitive grants for electric-only projects from public, private and non-profit entities that will reduce diesel emissions from vehicles, engines, and equipment throughout the Commonwealth. This program, administered by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), is […]

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