Partnerships and Priorities for DLTA
Since 2009, Massachusetts has funded the District Local Technical Assistance (DLTA) program to enable communities to complete a wide variety of planning projects in partnership with regional planning agencies (RPAs). Working with the Commonwealth, RPAs select and implement eligible DLTA projects from community applications. SRPEDD emphasizes projects that meet the program’s goals, have a high likelihood of creating more public and private investment, and have matching resources that enable work to span multiple years, to include more in-depth analysis, and to create positive outcomes for communities in our region.
About DLTA 2022
In 2022, SRPEDD will once again respond to the needs of our communities by Planning Ahead for Growth and Planning Ahead for Housing, including supporting the Housing Choice Initiative and assisting cities and towns as they meet the Commonwealth's new Multi-Family Zoning Requirements for MBTA communities.
SRPEDD will also continue to use DLTA resources to directly support the Baker-Polito Administration’s Community Compact Cabinet's Best Practices Program. This program allows communities and the Commonwealth to agree on areas of shared interest (called “Best Practices”). RPAs are in a natural position to provide expert technical assistance to meet these goals and to work in partnership with the Commonwealth and the communities we serve.
Every year, SRPEDD also uses DLTA to fund important region-wide initiatives and to advance equity and community development throughout southeastern Massachuetts. Please check out our 2021 DLTA Award Summary and our Featured Projects for examples of DLTA-funded work!
We look forward to working with you in 2022 - and beyond!