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2023 Shannon Grant Community Safety Summit

2023 Shannon Grant Community Safety Summit Written by Rosemary Volinski, Program Specialist  January 29, 2023 – Last month, more than 90 public safety personnel, community partners, and Shannon program youth participants from across the Commonwealth gathered at Boston University for the 2023 Shannon Grant Community Safety Summit. Throughout the day, participants learned about the latest trends […]

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Greater Boston Climate Action Plan

Greater Boston Climate Action Plan: MAPC and Partners are Developing Priority Actions to Reduce Carbon Pollution Across the Region Written by Sasha Shyduroff, Principal Planner, Clean Energy January 17, 2024 – The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and partners are developing a region-wide Greater Boston Action Plan (CAP) that encompasses 167 communities in eastern Massachusetts […]

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MAPC Awards More Than $300k in “Accelerating Climate Resilience” Grants to Nine Municipal Projects

MAPC Awards More Than $300k in “Accelerating Climate Resilience” Grants to Nine Municipal Projects The cities/towns of Acton, Ashland, Boston, Braintree, Cambridge, Chelsea, Framingham, Hopkinton, Hull, Ipswich, Natick, Wayland, and Weston make up the next cohort December 13, 2023 – BOSTON – Nine projects in the greater Boston region have received more than $300,000 to […]

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Revere, MAPC Launch Free Wi-Fi Program for 100 Public Housing Units in the City

Revere, MAPC Launch Free Wi-Fi Program for 100 Public Housing Units in the City Data from an American Community Survey indicates that nearly 16% of households in Revere do not have internet access. Pictured from left to right: Executive Director of the Revere Housing Authority Dean Harris, MAPC Deputy Director Lizzi Weyant, MBI Director of […]

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Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll Joins 2023 MARPA-DLS Conference

Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll Joins 2023 MARPA-DLS Conference The Lt. Governor announced the launch of the administration’s Federal Funds Partnership for Massachusetts Municipalities and Tribes. Written by Norman Abbott, Senior Government Affairs Specialist October 10, 2023 – More than two hundred municipal officials and staff from across the Commonwealth gathered last week for the 2023 […]

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FY 2024 Budget: How MAPC Priorities Fared

FY2024 Budget: How MAPC Priorities Fared MAPC thanks Governor Healey for approving a FY2024 budget that increases or maintains funding for key MAPC priorities, including the District Local Technical Assistance program, Shannon Grant, and more.  August 18, 2023 – Governor Healey signed her first budget into law on August 9. The legislation includes $55.98 billion […]

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MAPC Invites Proposals for the FY2024 Accelerating Climate Resilience Municipal Grants

MAPC Invites Proposals for the FY2024 Accelerating Climate Resilience Municipal Grants The 101 municipalities in the Metropolitan Area Planning Council’s region are invited to apply for funding for one-year projects that will help advance their communities’ climate resilience. August 15, 2023 – BOSTON – The Accelerating Climate Resilience (ACR) Municipal Grants program is now accepting […]

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The Metro Mayors Coalition Shannon Grant Summerfest

The Metro Mayors Coalition Shannon Grant Summerfest Annual event for communities involved in the Metro Mayors Shannon Grant to come together and celebrate a safe summer. Written by Rosemary Volinski, Program Specialist August 11, 2023 – Local youth, community-based organization workers, and law enforcement officials joined together for this year’s Shannon Grant Summerfest last weekend, in a […]

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Burgeoning Support for Local Option Transfer Fees

Burgeoning Support for Local Option Transfer Fees Legislation would grant cities and towns the ability to establish real estate transfer fees to fund affordable housing. Pictured, MAPC Policy Analyst Matt Walsh speaks at the Local Option for Housing Affordability Coalition’s day of advocacy at the State House. July 19, 2023 – Back in March, hundreds of […]

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It’s Time to Pay Attention to Broadband

It’s Time to Pay Attention to Broadband The Broadband & Digital Equity Summit in Worcester preceded a significant announcement by the Biden Administration to provide Massachusetts with $147 million to expand high-speed internet in the state. Written by Sophie Arjevanidze, Civic Action Project Fellow July 7, 2023 – Last month, the Broadband and Digital Equity […]

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