Federal Funding Opportunities Center

Federal Funding Opportunities Center

An information and resource nerve center for municipalities


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New Federal Grants Awarded Webpage

Visit our new webpage focused on federal grants awarded to MAPC! We encourage you to check the page often as it will be continuously updated as MAPC receives grants.

IRA, BIL/IIJA Federal Funding

In 2021 and 2022, the U.S. Federal Government passed historic pieces of legislation that will have large impacts on the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for years to come. MAPC is working hard with State and Municipal leaders to ensure access to funding to pursue our ambitious climate, infrastructure, transportation, and economic development goals.  

Many of the programs outlined in the IRA and BIL/IIJA have not yet been fully rolled out. As more information becomes available, we will update this webpage to ensure your municipality has access to the most current information and resources available. We encourage you to check back often!

Tracking Progress

IIJA & IRA Funding Tracker
The University of Michigan’s Graham Sustainability Institute created a list of upcoming grants and additional information that can be found here. It highlights open grants, expected opening dates, and eligible recipients.

Investing in America
An online interactive tool put out by the Biden Administration that shows the affect of the federal funding programs above across the nation and in each state/territory.

Go to the Tool

Arts & Culture

Additional federal grant opportunities for cities and towns in the Greater Boston region include those provided by The National Endowment of Humanities (NEH) and The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). These agencies support projects related to equitable historic preservation, place-based storytelling, public artmaking, creative placemaking, community-wide cultural planning, and more. See further below for specific opportunities and contact us TAProgram@mapc.org to discuss if the MAPC Arts & Culture department can help your municipality develop a project concept.

Direct Pay (Elective Pay)

An opportunity for communities to take advantage of of the Inflation Reduction's Act (IRA) Direct Pay Program - a chance to claim clean energy tax credits. 

Direct Pay, also known as Elective Pay is an Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) provision that provides entities such as local governments, states, nonprofits, Tribes, and territories the opportunity to apply for clean energy tax credits for clean energy projects.

Below are resources to help you better understand how to take advantage of Direct Pay to claim clean energy tax credits for your community. If you have any questions, please contact: Norman Abbott (nabbott@mapc.org).

Icon of a street with a hashtag line in the middle.. Making Dollars and Centers of Direct Pay

June 14, 2024
Hosted by MAPC, this informational webinar included a panel of experts who discussed how communities could make the most of the Direct Pay program to help reach their climate goals.


  • Emily Brock, Director of the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Federal Liaison Center
  • Bob LaRocca, Deputy Director of the Massachusetts Federal Funds and Infrastructure Office (FFIO)
  • Liam Monahan, Green New Deal Development Coordinator/Grant Writer for the City of Boston

Presentation Slides

Icon of an open book. Direct Pay Resources

IRA, BIL/IIJA Resources and Opportunities

Icon of a street with a hashtag line in the middle.. IRA Overview

Icon of the rightside of a car. BIL/IIJA Overview

Incon is of a sun slightly behind a rainy cloud. Climate & Clean Energy

Icon of the rightside of a car. Transportation

Incon is of a machine crank or wheel. Economic Development

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Incon is of a briefcase. Additional Resources

Arts & Culture Resources and Opportunities

Icon is of two drama masks. One is smiling, one is frowning. Grant Opportunities

Icon is of the letter "i" for information. Resources

Other Federal Funding Grant Opportunities

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Icon is two stacks of three circles or coins. Grant Opportunities

Community Project Funding Opportunities

An opportunity for communities and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) to apply for Community Project Funding (CPF) - annual federal funding provided by Congress for specific community projects. 

All Congressional Offices participate in this process. The application deadline(s) for the Congressional Offices within our region have now passed. For any questions, we encourage you to reach out to the offices of your Congressional members.