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MARPA Gathers for District Local Technical Assistance Day

MARPA Gathers for District Local Technical Assistance Day March 27, 2024 – Yesterday, leaders from most of the Commonwealth’s 13 regional planning agencies gathered on Beacon Hill to advocate for District Local Technical Assistance (DLTA) and the Grant Assistance Program (GAP), two critical programs that support local projects across the Commonwealth. Representative Paul Donato and […]

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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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Metropolitan Area Planning Council Awards More Than $400k to 15 Local Projects

Metropolitan Area Planning Council Awards More Than $400k to 15 Local Projects Arlington, Ashland, Beverly, Boston, Cambridge, Carlisle, Everett, Framingham, Gloucester, Holliston, Ipswich, Lynn, Maynard, Middleton, Milton, Natick, Quincy, Randolph, Salem, Somerville receive grants for transportation projects, urban agriculture, zoning, affordable housing, language access, and more April 24, 2023 – BOSTON – Fifteen municipal projects […]

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Boston, Cambridge and Somerville Launch Regional Effort to Protect and Plan for Arts Spaces

Boston, Cambridge and Somerville Launch Regional Effort to Protect and Plan for Arts Spaces Making Space for Art is supported by a $140,000 Technical Assistance Grant from MAPC BOSTON – January 30, 2022 – The cities of Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville are joining together with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) to better protect existing […]

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Governor Signs FY2020 State Budget Into Law

The budget that Governor Baker signed into law last week includes $43.3 billion in appropriations, including many increased investments in smart growth and regional planning priorities. MAPC thanks Governor Baker for approving a FY2020 budget that increases funding for key MAPC priorities, including the District Local Technical Assistance program, Shannon Grant, Community Preservation Assistance Trust […]

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Senate Budget: MAPC Call to Action

Help us support smart growth and regional collaboration in the budget by contacting your state senator today. Last week, the Senate Ways and Means Committee released their FY2020 state budget proposal. Senators had until last Friday to submit amendments to that proposal: over 1,100 were submitted. MAPC has identified two amendments as key priorities and […]

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Call to Action: Ask Your Legislator to Support MAPC Priority Amendments

MAPC Call to Action Help us support smart growth and regional collaboration in the budget by contacting your state representative today! Please call or email your state representative to ask her or him to cosponsor amendments that fund key priorities in our region: District Local Technical Assistance (DLTA), which provides technical assistance to cities and […]

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