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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Funding to Support Mohawk Trail Woodlands Partnership

The Baker-Polito Administration announced $313,500 in grant funding to ten municipalities and two regional economic development organizations to support forest stewardship and conservation, trail improvements, and nature-based tourism in the Mohawk Trail Woodlands Partnership Region. The funding builds upon the Commonwealth’s Shared Stewardship Agreement with the United States Department of […]

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Massachusetts Invests $4 Million in Coastal Resilience Projects

Nantasket Beach, Hull, Massachusetts To help Massachusetts’ coastal communities prepare for severe weather events and the impacts of climate change, including storm surge, flooding, erosion and sea level rise, the Baker-Polito Administration today awarded $4 million in grants to support local planning and management efforts. The funding, awarded by the […]

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Update on Massachusetts Drought Conditions and Above-Average Rainfall

Following above-average rainfall throughout most of the Commonwealth in July, Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Kathleen Theoharides today declared that drought conditions remain unchanged from last month, with Level 0-Normal Conditions in all regions across the Commonwealth except Cape Cod, which remains at a Level 1-Mild Drought. As outlined in […]

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Massachusetts Awards $700,000 to Grow Tech and Innovation Companies

Last week, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito joined executives from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative to announce $700,722 in grants from the ‘Pathways to Scale’ program, an effort from the Commonwealth to boost tech and innovation companies emerging from the startup phase and poised for growth. The four grants will help build […]

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Massachusetts Awards $17+ Million in Funding for Dams and Coastal Infrastructure

The Baker-Polito Administration today announced over $17.3 million in grants to address failing dams, coastal infrastructure, and levees across the Commonwealth. The announcement was made by Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Kathleen Theoharides and state and local officials at Haskell Pond Dam in […]

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Massachusetts Awards $4 Million to Support Trail Improvements across the Commonwealth

The Baker-Polito Administration announced nearly $4 million in grant funding to support 52 trail projects across the Commonwealth as part of the MassTrails Grant Program. The grants will assist the construction, maintenance, and improvements for a variety of public trails across the Commonwealth, including hiking trails, bikeways, and shared-use paths. […]

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Massachusetts Awards $5+ Million for Local Dredging Projects to Enhance Maritime Economy

The Baker-Polito Administration announced more than $5 million in grants for nine dredging projects through the Massachusetts Dredging Program. The announcement was made at the Boathouse at Chequessett Club in Wellfleet. Established to promote the strength and sustainability of the Commonwealth’s coastal harbors through support of saltwater dredging, the Dredging […]

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