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New State Program Grants Funding to Pittsfield Firehouse, Dalton Stationery Factory

CT Management Group has been awarded $250,000 for its development of the Tyler Street firehouse and Stationery Factory in Dalton is getting $630,000 to prepare space for Lymphedivas.

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Williamstown Fire District Receives Grant to Support Station Design

The Williamstown Fire District is one of 16 municipal entities across the commonwealth that were awarded grants totaling $3 million to support projects in communities with populations below 7,000 or a population density of fewer than 500 people per square mile.

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Clarksburg Accessibility Grant Could Fund School Elevator

That once insurmountable problem may be solved now with the approval of a $350,000 state grant that will include money for an elevator at the school.

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North Adams Grant Will Create Dining Plaza in Center Street Lot

The grant is part of the agency's Commonwealth Places COVID-19 Response Round: Resurgent Places, the first round of which awarded $224,965 in funding for 21 placemaking projects last year.

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North Adams Gets MassTrails Grant for Bike Path Design

The fiscal 2021 MassTrails grant will be combined with a match of $60,000 the council approved transferred from the land sales account.

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Berkshire Communities Receive Shared & Complete Streets Funding

Five Berkshire communities have received more than a half-million in state grants this week for streetscape improvements, including a $28,000 grant to Williamstown to turn a downtown street into a parklet.

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Downtown Adams Receives Local Rapid Recovery Planning Grant

Downtown Adams has received a Local Rapid Recovery Planning Grant from the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development to create an implementation plan to stabilize and revitalize the downtown area.

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Pittsfield Gets $880K Grant For Site 9 Redevelopment

Pittsfield has received $880,000 in Site Readiness Program funding from the state's Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development for the redevelopment of Site 9 at the William Stanley Business Park.

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Pittsfield Councilors Ask for Accountability on Police Grants

Ward 1 Councilor Helen Moon and Councilor at Large Earl Persip III pointed out the need for accountability at last week's council meeting in regard to the city's acceptance of a $233,940 Support and Incentive grant from the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.

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Giving Garden Uses Grant Funds to Increase Produce Donations

The Giving Garden is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that grows vegetables and produce for families and individuals in the community that struggle to put fresh food on their tables.

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Downtown Pittsfield Uses Shared Streets Grant to Improve Outdoor Dining

The city of Pittsfield is using money from its Shared Streets and Spaces Grant Program to welcome more options for outdoor dining in the downtown. Commissioner of Public Utilities Ricardo Morales explained that the grant has two aspects, which include enhanced mobility and place making.

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Pittsfield Downtown Experimenting With 'Pod' Dining

In partnership with Berkshire Bank, Downtown Pittsfield Inc., and nonprofit green energy organization SolarFi, three of SolarFi's patented Prive pods will be installed for the use of local restaurants.

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DA's Office, Pittsfield Schools Collaborate on Early Intervention Grant

A collaboration of the Berkshire District attorney's office and the Pittsfield Public Schools is using $25,000 in seed money in hopes of growing a sustainable program for social emotional learning in the schools.

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COVID-19 State Briefs: Jobless Benefits Continue, Wifi Hotspots Extended

Per FEMA's authorization, the grant will fund an additional $300 weekly payment to those who are eligible for the three weeks ending 8/1/20, 8/8/20, and 8/15/20.

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Governor Announces $275,000 in Housing Funds for Pittsfield

Gov. Charlie Baker announced that the city will receive $275,000 in Gateways Housing Rehabilitation funds to address aging housing stock.

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Pittsfield Awarded $95,000 to Support Workforce Development Partner Initiatives

Launched by the Baker-Polito administration in 2015, Urban Agenda program grants are competitive one-year grants that offer flexible funding for local partnerships to implement programming and projects that are based on creative collaborative work models with the goal of urban communities achieving economic progress.

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Woodlands Partnership Towns Get $260K in State Funding

The newly established Mohawk Trail Woodland Partnership's grant program has received $260,000 in funding from the state to support forest stewardship, nature-based tourism and climate education.

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Four Berkshire Co-Working Centers Get MassDevelopment Grants

The Old Stone Mill, the Stationery Factory in Dalton, Lever Inc. in North Adams and Frameworks in Pittsfield received a total of $206,000‬ through MassDevelopment's Collaborative Workspace Program. The awards were announced on Thursday at the Worcester CleanTech Incubator as some $1,892,910 in grants were made to 31 organizations throughout the state.