The Cape Cod Commission, on behalf of the Barnstable County Commissioners and the Barnstable County Economic Development Council (BCEDC), is pleased to announce the availability of funding through the Barnstable County License Plate Grant program.
Proposals are being sought from local or regional governmental or nonprofit agencies for projects that support a resilient and sustainable regional economy on Cape Cod, including economic development, housing, land use, natural resource protection, climate change and coastal resiliency initiatives.
This program is available in two categories, Micro Grants for projects of $10,000 or less and Major Grants for projects up to $150,000.
Approximately $30,000 has been allocated for micro grants and $150,000 for major grants for all recipients in FY20.
These grants support regional priorities for economic development and long-term economic diversity and sustainability. Projects proposed should align with and support implementation of the region’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). Awards are subject to the vote and approval of the Barnstable County Board of Regional Commissioners.
Proposals must demonstrate consistency with one or more
of the CEDS Action Plan initiatives:
■ Local Business Development
■ Blue Economy Sector Development
■ Comprehensive and Activity Center Planning
■ Housing Access and Affordability
■ Climate Change Innovation
■ Regional Infrastructure Planning
■ Transportation and Air Quality Improvement
■ Infrastructure Development
■ Infrastructure Funding
The CEDS Action Plan represents a range of economic sectors on Cape Cod, from education and small businesses to social services and government. The initiatives are described in detail in the CEDS Action Plan, which also includes a list of potential projects.
Micro grant applications and major grant pre-proposals are due October 1, 2019.