Through a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation for the Mohawk Trail Woodlands Partnership area, the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC) and the Franklin Region Council of Governments (FRCOG) have developed an inventory and online map of the recreational assets in the 21-town partnership area. At this time, BRPC and FRCOG are looking for feedback on the draft inventory and map, available in the following links.
The Berkshire MPO is seeking public comment on the FFY 2022-2026 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) – The TIP is a prioritized, multi-year program for the implementation of federally funded transportation projects in Berkshire County. Highway, bridge, transportation enhancement and transit improvement projects must be listed in the TIP to be eligible for federal funding.
The MassDOT Transit Division is pleased to announce that the next round of the Community Transit Grant Program for State Fiscal Year 2022 will open at the end of April. The Community Transit Grant Program is the consolidated competitive opportunity for Federal Transit Administration Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities funds and State Mobility Assistance Program funds.
INVITATION FOR PROPOSAL
The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC) seeks sealed proposals for a minimum of 5,800 square feet of office space, excluding service areas, to be occupied no later than November 15, 2021.
The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) is seeking proposals for Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Planning Grants, which provide support for Massachusetts cities and towns to complete climate vulnerability assessments and develop action-oriented climate resiliency plans. Details here.
Request for Responses will be issued about April 14, 2021 with proposals due about June 30, 2021.
The Berkshire MPO is seeking public comment on the FFY 2021-2025 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment- An amendment (3rd amendment) has been proposed to reduce the cost of the following project: 608642, New Marlborough superstructure replacement, from $7,631,387 to $4,446,672.
Beginning January 2021, ten programs are administered through the Community One Stop for Growth, one of which is offered by the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and focuses on Community Planning grants.
On December 31, Governor Baker signed into law Chapter 257 of the Acts of 2020, which makes important changes to summary process rules and procedures that will be in effect until the end of the COVID-19 state of emergency.
Good news! If you are a homeowner, landlord of, or renter in a 1 – 4 unit building you are entitled to money and energy savings benefits through the Mass Save program.