Feb 17, 2013 By Allison Thomasseau, The Lowell Sun
Lowell-area towns and government groups have received more than $150,000 in community development grants to develop regional collaborations that will promote efficiency in transportation and stormwater management.
The state Executive Office of Administration and Finance’s community innovation challenge grants provided $2.25 million to 27 regional community projects statewide. The projects, involving 162 towns, aim to combine town services, such as 911 dispatching and property assessing services, into a regional collaboration.
“Whether you’re in a small town in a rural area or a big city in a metropolitan area, there are ways to partner, and these grants build on that,” Lt. Gov. Tim Murray said at a meeting of 75 grant recipients on Tuesday.