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Meetings

Executive Committee

Generally: Third Wednesday of each month, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Wednesday, Septmber 22, 2021
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Notice of Meeting and Agenda

The Executive Committee meeting is being conducted remotely via Zoom video conference consistent with Governor Baker’s Executive Order of March 12, 2020 and as extended by S.2475, signed by Governor Baker on June 16, 2021. S. 2475 also allows town councils, state boards, and other bodies to continue to hold remote public meetings, which many have continued to do as millions of people have become vaccinated, until April 1, 2022. To provide public access to the meeting while limiting the potential for abuse of videoconferencing technology (i.e. Zoom Bombing) members of the public may view the proceedings here.

Finance Committee

Date & Date: TBD
Notice of Meeting and Agenda

The Finance Committee will meet electronically by video call. Please see the above agenda for the link.

Legislative Committee

The July 14 Legislative Committee meeting has been rescheduled to Wednesday, July 21! 

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Wednesday, July 21, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Notice of Meeting and Agenda

The Legislative Committee will meet electronically by video call. Please see the above agenda for the link.

Fall Council Meeting

Time & Date: TBD
Notice of Meeting & Agenda

Officers Meetings

Special Officers Meeting - Scheduled
Thursday, July 29, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Stoneham Town Hall
35 Central Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Notice of Meeting and Agenda

Generally: First Monday of each month,
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Officers meeting is being conducted remotely via Zoom video conference consistent with Governor Baker’s Executive Order of March 12, 2020 and as extended by S.2475, signed by Governor Baker on June 16, 2021. S. 2475 also allows town councils, state boards, and other bodies to continue to hold remote public meetings, which many have continued to do as millions of people have become vaccinated, until April 1, 2022. To provide public access to the meeting while limiting the potential for abuse of videoconferencing technology (i.e. Zoom Bombing) members of the public may view the proceedings here.

Legal Notices


Executive Director's Report

Every month, MAPC staff help the Executive Director compile highlights of the agency's work for an Executive Director's Report to present to the Executive Committee and Council.

Read the latest Executive Director's Report here.


Open Meeting Law

Attorney General's Guide to the Open Meeting Law (2018)

Executive Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting

S. 2475 signed by Governor Baker, June 16, 2021

Community Liaisons

Notice of Mini-Grant Opportunity and Application: Metro Mayor’s Community Engagement Liaisons

Link to Online Application: mapc.ma/MMCCommunityLiaisons

Deadline to Apply: Friday, May 28, 2021

This is a Notice of a Grant Opportunity inviting applications designed to support community partners and eligible stakeholders  address increasing temperatures and extreme heat in one of the 15 municipalities that make up the Metro Mayor Coalition in Metro Boston.  Eligible communities are; Arlington, Boston, Braintree, Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Melrose, Medford, Newton, Quincy, Revere, Somerville, Winthrop.

The Metro Mayors Coalition (MMC) is a collaborative group of municipalities in the urban core of Metro Boston that work together on shared issues affecting the region. In 2015, MMC made a commitment to better prepare the region for the impacts of climate change and started the Climate Taskforce. In 2020, the Metro Mayors Climate Taskforce received a Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Action Grant from the Massachusetts Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs to better prepare the region for extreme heat. MAPC is partnering with MMC to implement the “Building Resilience to Climate-Driven Heat” project to develop a plan to prepare for and respond to increasing temperatures and extreme heat.

MAPC is offering grants of up to $5,000 for community organizations to participate and collaborate in the regional heat preparedness planning process. Grantees will be required to enter into the Grant Agreement provided in this Notice. Applicants should only submit one application and grant awards are capped at $5,000 per awardee. 50% of the funds will be distributed upon entering the Grant Agreement and the remainder will be distributed upon completion of the program. All applications will be reviewed by two Metro Mayors Climate Taskforce project staff and at least one municipal advisory committee member. Applications will be reviewed using the linked rubric.

If you have questions or need help filling out this application, please contact:  Iolando Spinola at ispinola@mapc.org or by calling (617) 933-0713.

Homeland Security

SRAC19 - Thermal Cameras and GPS Radio Units

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), on behalf of the Southeast Region Homeland Security Advisory Council and in its role as Statewide Homeland Security Fiduciary, invites bids for 55 thermal imaging cameras and holsters, and 70 GPS radio units. IFB information packets will be available starting July 28, 2021 at 9:00AM ET by contacting Brad Downey at 617-933-0700 x 254 or bdowney@mapc.org. Sealed bids will be opened on August 12, 2021 at 11:00AM ET via a virtual bid opening. Additional information on the bid opening can be found in the complete Invitation for Bids. MAPC reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids.

WRHSAC19 - Public Health Mobile Response Trailer 2

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), on behalf of the Western Region Homeland Security Advisory Council and in its role as Statewide Homeland Security Fiduciary, invites bids for one public health mobile response trailer. IFB information packets will be available starting July 20, 2021 at 9:00AM ET by contacting Brad Downey at 617-933-0700 x 254 or bdowney@mapc.org. Sealed bids will be opened on August 4, 2021 at 11:00AM ET via a virtual bid opening. Additional information on the bid opening can be found in the complete Invitation for Bids. MAPC reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids.

SRAC20 - Drysuits, Undergarments, and Gloves

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), on behalf of the Southeast Region Homeland Security Advisory Council and in its role as Statewide Homeland Security Fiduciary, invites bids for drysuits, undergarments, and pairs of gloves for divers. IFB information packets will be available starting July 13, 2021 at 9:00AM ET by contacting Brad Downey at 617-933-0700 x 254 or bdowney@mapc.org. Sealed bids will be opened on July 28, 2021 at 11:00AM ET via a virtual bid opening. Additional information on the bid opening can be found in the complete Invitation for Bids. MAPC reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids.

CRHSAC-WRHSAC - Tech Rescue Equipment

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), on behalf of the Central & Western Homeland Security Regional Advisory Councils and in its role as Statewide Homeland Security Fiduciary, invites bids for equipment for the regions’ technical rescue teams. IFB information packets will be available starting June 28, 2021 at 12:00PM ET by contacting Amy Reilly at 617-933-0765 or areilly@mapc.org. Sealed bids will be opened on July 13, 2021 at 1:00PM ET via a virtual bid opening. Additional information on the bid opening can be found in the complete Invitation for Bids. MAPC reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids.

Legal Notice of Request for Proposals - Youth Mental Health Support Services for the Revere and Chelsea Police Departments

Agency: Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)

RFP Number: Youth Mental Health Support Services for Revere and Chelsea Police

Description: The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), as the fiduciary grant manager for the Metro Mayors Shannon Community Safety Initiative and on behalf of the Cities of Revere and Chelsea Police Departments seeks a qualified Vendor to provide youth mental health support services to those entities.   Only one Vendor will be selected to provide these services.

Contract Info: MAPC will be the awarding authority. A contract will be awarded to the responsible and responsive Vendor whose proposal is deemed most advantageous in meeting the services detailed in the Request for Proposals (RFP) by MAPC and Revere and Chelsea officials.

Questions: If you have questions about this RFP, please contact Mark Fine at mfine@mapc.org or (617) 933-0789.

The RFP may be obtained by contacting Mark Fine by email at mfine@mapc.org after its release midday on Wednesday June 9, 2021

Proposer’s Call: MAPC will be hosting a phone call for all potential Proposer’s on Tuesday June 15th at 2pm.  Details for calling in will be sent to all recipients of the RFP.

Deadline: Proposals are due by Wednesday June 30th at 3:00 PM via email to YMHShannonRFP@mapc.org.

Amendment 1: Bid deadline has been extended to July 23, 2021 at 3:00 pm.

Legal Notice - Seafood for Schools

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), acting on behalf of Cities, Towns and School Districts from Eastern and Central Massachusetts and the Southeast Planning and Economic Development District, Old Colony Planning Council, Merrimack Valley Planning Council, Cape Cod Commission and Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Council, seeks proposals from qualified vendors to procure seafood products appropriate to K-12 student populations, particularly from underutilized and undervalued species, that meet the needs of school districts in the participating regions. The RFP will be posted on Wednesday July 21, 2021 at Noon and will be available online and by request from that time. A Vendor Conference will be held on Wednesday August 11, 2021 online via Zoom, with details on that to follow. Electronic proposals will be due August 20, 2021 via email to 2021Seafood@mapc.org. MAPC will be the contracting authority. A contract or contracts will be awarded to the eligible, responsive, and responsible vendor(s) identified as offering the most advantageous proposal(s). The initial term of any contract(s) resulting from this RFP will be from date of execution through September 1, 2022 with the option to renew for two additional one-year terms at the sole discretion of MAPC. MAPC reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals, or any part or parts thereof, and to cancel this solicitation at any time. No bid bond is required.

Legal Notice of Invitation for Bids for Public Service Vehicles

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (“MAPC”), pursuant to M.G.L. c. 7 § 22B and M.G.L. 30B, is seeking proposals from qualified Proposers to supply Ford, Chevrolet, and Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep public service vehicles and factory options to the members of the Greater Boston Police Council (“GBPC”), operators of the Boston Area Police Emergency Radio Network (“BAPERN”). MAPC will be the awarding authority on behalf of GBPC. Proposals will be evaluated against quality requirements and evaluation criteria set out in the RFP, and by considering the prices offered. Those Proposers identified as being responsible and responsive and offering the most advantageous proposals against these factors will be awarded contracts.

The Request for Proposals (“RFP”) may be obtained from MAPC, by contacting Kelsi Champley, by email at: kchampley@mapc.org. Proposals are due by 1:00 p.m. on August 20, 2021, via Commbuys and email lock box. Price proposals and technical proposals must be submitted separately and clearly marked. Late proposals will not be accepted.

The term of any contract resulting from this RFP will be from the date of execution through September 30, 2022 with the possibility of two one-year extensions. MAPC reserves the right to cancel all or part of this solicitation and to reject in whole or part any and all proposals. No bid bond is required.

Legal Notice of Invitation for Bids for Aftermarket Equipment

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (“MAPC”), pursuant to M.G.L. c. 7 § 22B and M.G.L. 30B, is seeking proposals from qualified providers of aftermarket equipment, to provide supplies and services to the members of the Greater Boston Police Council (“GBPC”), operators of the Boston Area Police Emergency Radio Network (“BAPERN”). MAPC will be the awarding authority on behalf of GBPC. Proposals will be evaluated against quality requirements and evaluation criteria set out in the RFP, and by considering the prices offered. Those Proposers identified as being responsible and responsive and offering the most advantageous proposals against these factors will be awarded contracts.

The Request for Proposals (“RFP”) may be obtained from MAPC, by contacting Kelsi Champley, by email at: kchampley@mapc.org. Proposals are due by 1:00 p.m. on August 20, 2021, via Commbuys and through email lock box. Price proposals and technical proposals must be submitted separately and clearly marked. Late proposals will not be accepted.

The term of any contract resulting from this RFP will be from the date of execution through September 30, 2022 with the possibility of two one-year extensions. MAPC reserves the right to cancel all or part of this solicitation and to reject in whole or part any and all proposals. No bid bond is required.

Invitation for Proposals: Winter 2021 Accelerating Climate Resiliency Grants

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) seeks to accelerate climate resilience in the Metro Boston region by helping municipalities advance strategies that protect people, places, and communities from the impacts of climate change. The intent is to deploy actionable resilience interventions through local projects, policies, and strategies. Our funded projects will facilitate long-term innovative changes that lead to greater readiness for climate change. In particular, MAPC seeks to elevate projects that will advance climate equity, regional coordination, and social cohesion. MAPC’s Accelerating Climate Resiliency Municipal Grant program is supported by the Barr Foundation.

Eligible Applicants

The 101 cities and towns in the Metropolitan Boston area served by MAPC are eligible to apply. Multi-municipal collaboration and partnerships with non-profits and community-based organizations are strongly encouraged.

Timeline (subject to change)

  • Invitation for Grant Proposals Announced: February 1, 2021
  • Informational Webinar: February 18, 2021
  • Deadline to Submit Questions: February 24, 2021
  • Proposals Due: February 26, 2021
  • Award Announcements: April 2021

More Information

June 14, 2021 Upper Fall Historic District Commission Appeal

Pursuant to Chapter 40C, Section 12, M.G.L., and Section 22-40 (f) (13) of the Newton Historic Districts Ordinance, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council will hold a hearing on Monday June 14, 2021, at 6:00 pm to hear the appeal of a decision by the Upper Falls Historic District Commission. The appeal is of a Denial of Certificate of Appropriateness application by the Upper Falls Historic District Commission on a private residence at 959 Chestnut Street, Newton.

Members of the public may view the proceedings at https://www.youtube.com/user/MAPCMetroBoston. All public comments must be submitted in writing to historicappeals@mapc.org. Comments must be received by 3:00 PM EST on June 14, 2021. Only written comments provided by this date and time will be presented during the hearing.

May 2021 Notice of Grant Opportunity: Arts for Health

The Cambridge Public Health Department (CPHD) oversees the City of Cambridge’s public health agenda, codified in a five-year Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). The CPHD is seeking artists, designers, and creatives to propose creative, safe, accessible and culturally inclusive opportunities to engage residents around one or more of the CHIP priority areas - Mental Health, Healthy Eating and Active Living, and Community and Social Resilience – emphasizing health equity and racism, the CHIP’s cross-cutting theme.

Total available funding for this grant program is $9,000. CPHD anticipates that grants amounts will range from $1,000 - $4,000 per grantee. CPHD will enter into grant agreements with individual artists and/or artist teams.

Key Dates:

  • May 25, 2021: Virtual Information Session at 3 p.m. Click here to register.
  • June 1, 2021: Question Submission Deadline at 5 p.m. Send your questions to artsforhealth@mapc.org.
  • June 2, 2021: Responses to all questions received via email and during info sessions will be posted online by 5 p.m.
  • June 8, 2021: Application deadline at 5 p.m. Please send all application materials in one email to artsforhealth@mapc.org with the lead applicant’s full name or team name in subject line of the email.
  • June 30, 2021: Awards will be announced on or before June 30 by 5 p.m.
  • September 1, 2021: Creative engagement begins
  • November 1, 2021: Creative engagement period ends

Click here to download the Call.

Click here to go to the project webpage.

The application deadline has passed and the grant program is no longer accepting applications. A list of grant awards can be found here.

Notice of Grant Opportunity: Taxi/Livery Partnership Grant Program Application (Fall 2020)

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council ("MAPC") in partnership with MassDevelopment, has developed this state-wide Taxi/Livery Partnership Grant program to provide funding for grantees to contract with taxicab, livery, or hackney businesses for transportation and delivery needs for the Commonwealth’s vulnerable populations and others. 

The grant program will support public transportation and Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) initiatives that can be served by taxi, livery, or hackney businesses in Massachusetts. These services could include first mile/last mile connections, fixed-route shuttle service, micro-transit initiatives, incentivizing NEMT programs, and other services that taxi, livery and hackney companies can provide that meet local transportation needs, such as meal deliveries, senior transportation, and other services to be identified through outreach. 

Eligible grantees include to Regional Transit Agencies (RTAs), municipal and state agencies, Health and Human Services agencies, as well as non-profit organizations whose mission is aligned with the mission of MAPC. Recipients of the Urgent Taxi, Livery, and Hackney Partnerships grant program are eligible to apply for the grant opportunity.