BOSTON (WWLP) – More than $1,000,000 from the Community Compact Cabinet’s Efficiency & Regionalization grant program have been awarded to 72 municipalities and 10 school districts across the Commonwealth.
The grants will provide funds for one-time or transition costs to municipalities and other local governmental agencies that are looking to create regionalization, modernization and efficiency initiatives. The best practices can also be shared among members of the Community Compact.
Some of the funding will go to projects in Western Massachusetts:
Regionalization and Shared Services
Regional Animal Shelter / Animal Control (North Adams, Adams, Williamstown) – $200,000
Establish a SPED Collaborative for Northern Berkshire County Districts (North Adams Public Schools, Northern Berkshire School Union, Adams Cheshire Regional School District, Williamstown Public Schools, Lanesboro Public Schools, Mount Greylock Regional School District, Northern Berkshire Regional VocTech) – $148,099
Shared Conservation Agent (Easthampton and Southampton) – $48,300
Establish the Pioneer Valley Mosquito Control District (Deerfield, Greenfield, East Longmeadow Montague, Palmer, South Hadley, Southampton) – $35,310
Municipal and School Efficiencies
Chicopee City/Schools HR and Facilities Management Integration – $60,000
FRCOG Planning for Climate Resilient Communities in the Deerfield River Watershed (Ashfield, Bernardston, Buckland, Charlemont, Colrain, Conway, Deerfield, Greenfield, Hawley, Heath, Leyden, Monroe, Rowe, Shelburne) – $131,280
PVPC Regional Approach to Wastewater and Stormwater Management for Connecticut River Communities (Agawam, Chicopee, Granby, Hadley, Ludlow, Northampton, Southwick, Springfield, West Springfield) – $111,550