Andover Benefits from $80K Regionalization Grant
The Lt. Governor recently announced 27 grants that were awarded to encourage regionalization and other cost saving initiatives.
This was provided by the office of Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray.
Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray and Secretary of Administration and Finance Glen Shor Tuesday announced the 27 recipients of the $2.25 million Community Innovation Challenge (CIC) grant program to incentivize and support innovative regionalization and other cost saving initiatives. These programs will change the way local governments do business to maintain service delivery and stretch every tax payer dollar as far as possible.
Andover was among those communities that will benefit from one of these 27 grants.
Andover is part of the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission and the commission recently received an $80 grant for Regionally Improving Citizen Access and Service Delivery.
The 27 recipients of the FY 2013 CIC grant program span 162 cities and towns. The project recipients reflect geographic and income diversity across the Commonwealth, including several Gateway Cities.
“The first round of the Community Innovation Challenge Grant program was a success, attracting wide interest by municipalities and planning agencies to develop regionalization and innovation strategies on the local level,” said Lieutenant Governor Murray. “We’re excited to continue this program with the second round of award recipients who have all proposed more innovative opportunities and cost-saving measures to collaborate, regionalize and maintain valuable local services.”