FALL RIVER – Thursday, November 18, 2021 – Today, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy were joined by state and local officials to announce a $2.5 million MassWorks Infrastructure Program grant to Fall River to fund key sewer and water system upgrades. Also today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced the latest round of Urban Agenda Grant Program awards, which total $2.5 million to support 30 projects in 26 communities. Among the Urban Agenda recipients, Fall River-based Bristol County Chamber Foundation received a $100,000 award for Viva Fall River, a program that seeks to activate vacant storefronts, attract new businesses, and increase downtown pedestrian traffic.
The Urban Agenda Grant Program is designed to support community development that is grounded in collaboration and focused on economic opportunities with local significance. Both MassWorks and the Urban Agenda Grant Program are included in the Community One Stop for Growth platform, a single application portal and collaborative review process of grant programs launched in January 2021 that make targeted investments based on a development continuum.