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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.

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North Adams Fire Department Reels in $625K in Grant Funding

The grant was recently announced by U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren's office. Meranti said the other departments had to confirm their commitment to participating in the matching grant process before it was assured.

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Brien Center Awarded $360K Curb Risky High School Student Behavior

The local organization applied for the funds through a competitive grant process offered for the first time by the state Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services, Office of Youth and Young Adult Services. The bureau awarded 18 grants statewide, with the Brien Center winning two of them.

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Windsor Receives $165k in Funding for Ecological Repairs

Secretary of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Kathleen Theoharides announced the grants at Windsor State Forest, then visited the sites of two culvert projects in Windsor and Cummington that received grants. Also receiving funds were Clarksburg and Sheffield.

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Adams Misses Out on Grant to Repair Culvert

The town did not receive a grant that would address lingering damages left by fall flooding in 2018.

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Pittsfield Accepts $125K Grant to Help St. Mary's Project

The state released a $125,000 allocation to move the St. Mary's project along. The City Council accepted the grant from the state on Tuesday and the money will fund upgraded infrastructure to the project and preserve the terracotta roofing and campanile tower. The project is being undertaken by CT Management and is transforming the St. Mary the Morningstar property into 29 market-rate housing units.

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Clarksburg, Williamstown Awarded State Housing Grants

The private water district was taken over last year by the town because of the cooperative's difficulty in finding trustees and addressing the significant infrastructure upgrades required for the more than 30-year-old district.

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