MassWorks Infrastructure Program Grants
The MassWorks Infrastructure Program provides a one-stop shop for municipalities and other eligible public entities seeking public infrastructure funding to support economic development and job creation. The Program represents an administrative consolidation of six former grant programs:
- > Public Works Economic Development (PWED)
- > Community Development Action Grant (CDAG)
- > Growth Districts Initiative (GDI) Grant Program
- > Massachusetts Opportunity Relocation and Expansion Program (MORE)
- > Small Town Rural Assistance Program (STRAP)
- > Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Program
The MassWorks Infrastructure Program provides a one-stop shop for municipalities and other eligible public entities seeking public infrastructure funding to support:
- > Advance economic development or housing opportunities in Gateway Cities;
- > Complement existing centers of development such as city and town center revitalization projects or mill redevelopment opportunities;
- > Include a mix of commercial and residential development or contribute to a mix of development within an area (with an emphasis on multi-family or small lot single-family residential development);
- > Are consistent with regional land use and development plans; and
- > Provide for transportation improvements which enhance roadway safety in small, rural communities.
2015 MassWorks Infrastructure Program awards were given to the following three communities in the Old Colony Region:
Brockton - Streetscape Improvements and Downtown Redevelopment - $1,276,000: The $1,276,000 MassWorks award will fund streetscape improvements in the downtown and support the City's downtown redevelopment. Downtown Brockton was recently designated as a Transformative Development Initiative (TDI) District by MassDevelopment.
Plymouth - Residential and Commercial Improvements to the Waterfront - $4,000,000: Plymouth's $4,000,000 MassWorks award will enhance residential and commercial opportunities along its waterfront, including the rehabilitation of T Wharf and utility improvements, roadway resurfacing and sidewalk construction in Cordage Park. These improvements will support 150 residential units and 20,000 square feet of retail development, as well as significant commercial investment in Plymouth's seaport economy.
Plympton - Improvements to Colchester & Mayflower Rds - $390,000: The Town of Plympton was awarded $390,000 in MassWorks funding for improvements to Colchester and Mayflower roads, including paving, painting, shoulder repair and structural overlays. The improvements will assist in reinforcing the road to accommodate the continued expansion of the Plympton Industrial Park.
Grants will be posted as they become available.