MassDOT Announces “Grant Central” Community Grants Portal


BOSTON — The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Highway Division is announcing the launch of a new community grants portal named Grant Central. The portal will be a hub of information and resources about MassDOT grants available to all 351 communities in Massachusetts. It will include information about how to apply for funding, how municipalities will be reimbursed, how applications are scored, and more. 

“MassDOT is pleased to launch Grant Central, an easy to understand, centralized portal for communities applying for MassDOT municipal grant funding,” said Transportation Secretary and CEO Monica Tibbits-Nutt. “Anything we can do to improve access to transportation funding for our municipal partners is exciting to us. Whether it's funding for road repairs or enhancing local infrastructure, Grant Central is here to support all 351 cities and towns across the state.”     

Grant Central is a streamlined portal that manages MassDOT Highway Division’s six municipal grant programs including the Chapter 90 Program, Complete Streets Funding Program, Shared Streets and Spaces Program, Municipal Pavement Program, Municipal Small Bridge Program, and the Local Bottleneck Reduction Program.  

"Grant Central is a game-changer for Massachusetts communities seeking funding for important projects,” said Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver. “With all major grant programs in one easy-to-use platform, we're simplifying the process and putting resources directly into the hands of those who need them most. This is a big step forward in making sure our communities get the support they need to thrive."  

Grant Central streamlines MassDOT Highway Division grants, having all information for the six municipal grant programs in one location at an organized, user-friendly, online portal. Municipal officials who visit the grants portal can read specific details about what each grant program requires for the application to be considered, along with grant contract amounts, deadlines for applications, and MassDOT contact information should officials have questions. Grant Central makes printing, signing, and emailing documents more streamlined and digitized.  This portal also introduces a public-facing grant award tracker, showcasing all grant awards on a map for greater transparency than ever before. Grant Central revolutionizes grant management for MassDOT and municipalities statewide.   

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