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WARREN, MARKEY, KEATING ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $12.5 MILLION IN U.S. DOT GRANTS TO AIRPORTS IN 9TH DISTRICT
United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey and Congressman William Keating today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded more than $12.5 million in infrastructure improvement grants to municipal airports in New Bedford, Plymouth, and Hyannis, Massachusetts
Mayor Walsh Announces Grants to Community Organizations Supporting Immigrant Integration and Empowerment
Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced $96,000 in grants to 12 community-based organizations through the Mayor's Office of New Bostonians (MONB) Mini-Grants Program to support their immigrant integration and empowerment efforts in the City of Boston.
Mass Members Commend Recommended Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Awards for Commonwealth
NOAA recommended over $25 million in funding to be awarded to 88 projects under the FY14-15 Saltonstall-Kennedy Grants Program. Of that amount, the greater Atlantic region would receive over $8.8 million. Massachusetts would receive approximately $3 million from the greater Atlantic portion. These funds go toward increased research and development for the fishing industry.
Boston Bar Foundation Awards $950,000 in Grants to 23 Local Organizations
The Boston Bar Foundation – the charitable affiliate of the Boston Bar Association – announced today that it will provide $950,000 in grants to 23 community organizations that work to provide legal services to those in need. Approximately 40% of the funding is comprised of proceeds from the BBF's annual John & Abigail Adams Benefit and BBF reserves, with the remainder derived from Interest on Lawyer Trust Account (IOLTA) funds.
Governor Baker Grants $1.25M to Combat Youth Violence and Gang Activity
Governor Charlie Baker today announced a $1.25 million funding increase for the Shannon Grant program to support regional and multi-disciplinary approaches to combat gang and youth violence. Communities and organizations from Pittsfield to Boston will see a funding boost to combat youth violence this summer
Peters, Stabenow Announce Green Infrastructure Grant for Muskegon
U.S. Senators Gary Peters, member of the Great Lakes Task Force, and Debbie Stabenow, Co-Chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, today applauded the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative announcement to allocate $110,448 to the City of Muskegon to fund green infrastructure projects. The City of Muskegon plans to use the grant to install one constructed wetland, two rain gardens, and one bioswale to help the community prevent the discharge of more than 5 million gallons of untreated stormwater into Muskegon Lake and Lake Michigan each year.
MassHousing Awards $275,000 for Affordable Sober Housing
assHousing has awarded $275,000 to support affordable sober housing programs for men, women and veterans in Brockton, Shrewsbury and Worcester. The MassHousing grants will come from the Center for Community Recovery Innovations, Inc. (CCRI), a nonprofit subsidiary corporation of MassHousing that supports non-profits that create or preserve affordable sober housing in Massachusetts for recovering substance abusers.
KENNEDY, KEATING ANNOUNCE OVER $225K IN FEDERAL GRANTS FOR FALL RIVER
Congressman Joe Kennedy (MA-4) and Congressman Bill Keating (MA-9) today announced that Fall River will receive $226,000 in federal grants from the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The grants will be provided to the Fall River Housing Joint Tenant Council to support public housing programs throughout the city
AG Awards Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association with Overseeing Grant Program to Assist Struggling Homeowners
The Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) has been chosen to coordinate and oversee a statewide program which works directly with families and individuals facing foreclosure, utilizing funds recovered through the nationwide state-federal settlement over unlawful foreclosures, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced today
Mayor Walsh Announces New Federal Funding to Assist Boston’s Homeless
BOSTON - June 23, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mayor Martin J. Walsh, along with Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Deputy Regional Administrator Kristine Foye and Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development Director Sheila Dillon, announced that the City of Boston has received an additional $1.2 million to provide permanent and transitional housing for 60 formerly homeless individuals and families. The new award is part of HUD’s Continuum of Care program, which awarded $140 million in grants yesterday to nearly 900 homeless assistance programs across the country.
MRC seeks qualified housing search entities for those served by the Money Follows the Person Demonstration grant, the Acquired Brain Injury, Home and Community Based Services Waivers, and MRC state-funded programs
WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 8, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) seeks to create a pool of qualified housing search entities (HSEs) to perform specific housing search tasks to assist in finding community-based housing for adults with disabilities and elders served by the Money Follows the Person (MFP) Demonstration grant, the Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waivers, and MRC state-funded programs
HUD APPROVES DISASTER RECOVERY PLANS IN MASSACHUSETTS
WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 6, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today approved two disaster recovery plans in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts totaling $17.5 million to help local communities to recover from severe storms and tornadoes in 2011. These disaster plans will rely on grants provided earlier this year through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.
Rehabbed Properties Spur Turnaround of Blighted Neighborhoods in Brockton
BROCKTON - October 9, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- A year after touring an abandoned property that was being renovated through her Abandoned Housing Initiative (AHI), Attorney General Martha Coakley returned to meet the home’s new owner and tour another property that has since been rehabbed. Through the AHI program, almost 50 homes have now been renovated in Brockton, with property values of those homes rising an average 20 percent for a total increase of $1.2 million.
Application Period Opens for $1 Million Grant Program to Revitalize Distressed Properties
BOSTON - May 10, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- In an effort to help Massachusetts municipalities with high rates of distressed and vacant properties turn the corner on the foreclosure crisis, Attorney General Martha Coakley today opened the application period for a $1 million grant program designed to identify and return bank-owned properties to productive residential use
Application Period Opens for $5 Million Abandoned Housing Grant Program
BOSTON - April 12, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- In an effort to increase the rehabilitation of distressed and abandoned properties in Massachusetts, Attorney General Martha Coakley today opened the application period for a $5 million grant program. Utilizing funds recovered through the nationwide state-federal settlement over unlawful foreclosures, the Abandoned Housing Initiative Receivership Fund (AHI Fund) will assist local communities in mitigating the impacts of the foreclosure crisis.