General Updates

The Attorney General issued an advisory on March 15th, 2023 clarifying municipalities’ obligations and enforcement under the MBTA Communities Zoning Law (Section 3A of M.G.L. c.40A).

Technical Assistance Opportunities

SRPEDD is committed to pursuing funding and technical assistance for its member communities which are subject to Section 3A. SRPEDD has secured funding for a number of communities through a variety of sources, including MHP’s 3A-TA Program, Community One Stop, and DLTA. We have collaborated with a number of member communities to secure funding awards and/or technical assistance, including:

  • Lakeville
  • Mansfield
  • Norton
  • North Attleborough
  • Taunton
  • Wareham

Community One Stop for Growth FY24 applications will open in May 2023 and close on June 2nd, 2023. One Stop includes three DHCD grant programs (Housing Choice Initiative, Community Planning Grant, and Rural and Small Town Development Fund) that will fund Section 3A compliance activities. If you have any questions about Community One Stop, please reach out to Lizeth Gonzalez.

Questions and Outreach

If you have any questions about the AG’s advisory, technical assistance opportunities, or Section 3A generally, please do not hesitate to reach out to SRPEDD staff members Robert Cabral or Taylor Perez.

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.

January 2023 SRPEDD Quarterly Newsletter

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The Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (“SRPEDD”), pursuant to M.G.L. c. 7 § 22B and M.G.L. 30B, is seeking proposals from a Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP) to help carry out task within SRPEDD’s Brownfield Assessment Program. Please visit the webpage for more information:

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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!