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Site Readiness Program

Site Readiness

The Site Readiness Program, administered by MassDevelopment, aims to increase the Commonwealth’s inventory of large, well-located, project-ready sites; to accelerate private-sector investment in industrial and commercial projects; and to support the conversion of abandoned sites and obsolete facilities into clean, actively-used, tax-generating properties. In its first three years, the program has awarded approximately $6.8 million to 36 projects in almost every region of the Commonwealth.

FY20 Application Round

The $3.5 million FY20 application round was announced by the Baker-Polito Administration in October 2019. The deadline for application submissions was December 6, 2019. Award recipients have not yet been announced.

Please watch this site for updates as they become available.

FY20 Site Readiness Program Guidelines

Sample Grant Agreement

 

FY19 Awards

On March 28, the Baker-Polito Administration announced nearly $2.5 million in Site Readiness awards for 10 projects. The funding will be used for a variety of purposes including land acquisition, roadway design, MEPA permitting and demolition. Read the full release here


FY18 Awards

​On February 16, 2018, the Baker-Polito Administration announced nearly $2.5 million in funding for 12 projects as part of the second round of the Site Readiness Program.In February 2018, the Baker-Polito Administration announced nearly $2.5 million in funding for 12 projects as part of the second round of the Site Readiness Program. The 12 grants to municipalities and development agencies will finance feasibility studies, master planning, environmental work, strategic land acquisition, and site improvements. Read the full release here

 

FY17 Awards

Last June, during the program's first year, the Baker-Polito Administration announced $1.8 million in Site Readiness awards to 13 projects.In June 2017, the first year of the program, the Baker-Polito Administration announced $1.8 million in Site Readiness awards to 14 projects. Read the full release here
 

 

For more information contact:

Ed Starzec
Director of Land Planning & Permitting
Direct: 617-330-2035
Email: estarzec@massdevelopment.com