Way to go Bill! Thank you, your committees, volunteers and all your supporters for the years of hard work it took to make this happen!
2021 SNEP Watershed Grants – Request for Proposals Available Now
This year, Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE), in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), will award $1.75 million in competitive grants to organizations and partnerships working to restore clean water, healthy coastal ecosystems, and sustainable communities in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. Download the Request for Proposals (RFP) to review our funding priorities and requirements, and apply now! Letters of Intent are due on April 16th on 4 p.m.
For more information about the SNEP Watershed Grants please visit the website.
SRPEDD creates a quarterly newsletter (February, June, August, and November) to keep our municipalities and residents up-to-date and informed on our latest efforts and accomplishments. Articles include grant opportunities and awards, assistance being provided and projects being advanced for our cities and towns, as well as work being completed within our planning programs and with our local, state and federal partners. To join the mailing list for the newsletter, please scroll to the bottom of this page and insert your email into the space provided, and check “SRPEDD Newsletter” just below.
On August 19, 2020, SRPEDD Staff were joined by members of the Regional Economic Strategy Committee (RESC), business leaders, and local planning staff to discuss the EDA CARES Act work program. Under the new funding opportunity, SRPEDD Staff highlighted the major goals and changes to the current Economic Development program, including expanded capacity for data and analysis, local support, and administration.
The RESC is a committee of local economic development professionals and planners interested in advancing growth through collaboration and knowledge-sharing. For those interested in learning more about the RESC and the new work program, we invite you to review slides and recording of the meeting. If you have any comments or questions and would like to speak to someone on staff, please reach out to Don Sullivan.
On July 21, 2020 SRPEDD hosted Getting Back to a New Normal: Repurposing Public Space, a webinar to discuss the reuse of public spaces with our partners from MassDOT, VHB, City of New Bedford and Town of Wareham. We are pleased to provide a recording of the webinar and a copy of the slides used during the presentation for your reference. If your city or town needs assistance with the grant program or implementing shared space practices please contact Lisa Estrela-Pedro or Lizeth Gonzalez.