FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 23, 2021
Truro Awarded Two Community One Stop for Growth Grants from the Commonwealth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts announced two grants totaling $380,000 are awarded to the Town of Truro under the Community One Stop for Growth Program. The two grants fall under two separate funding categories—the FY22 Rural and Small Town Development Fund and the FY22 Housing Choice Community Capital Grant—but were applied for under the State’s new single application portal and collaborative review process for community and economic development grant programs that make targeted investments based on a Development Continuum.
The Housing Choice Community Capital Grant will provide $75,000 in funding for the technical assistance and consulting work related to the Local Comprehensive Plan. The Plan was last updated in 2015 and this $75,000 grant will be paired with District Local Technical Assistance funds that were awarded to the Town this year as well. With both awards, the Local Comprehensive Plan Committee will now have the technical support needed to complete the entire Plan, which will include an Economic Development Plan, supported by the Economic Development Committee. Truro is one of 28 communities to receive the Housing Choice grant.
The Rural and Small Town Development Grant will provide $305,000 in funding for the creation and installation of an innovative alternative (I/A) wastewater treatment system for the Cloverleaf Community Housing Project to treat wastewater effluent generated by the project that was critical to its approval and will help reduce the nitrate level in the wastewater effluent. Truro is one of 16 communities to receive the Rural and Small Town Development grant.
“We are so grateful to our State partners for recognizing the financial support that a smaller community like Truro needs,” stated Truro Town Manager Darrin Tangeman. “Funding for our Local Comprehensive Plan is crucial to ensuring that Truro is creating a clear vision and path for our future, and the I/A system funding will help the Town move forward in the Cloverleaf Housing project—a key step in addressing the housing crisis Truro faces.”
The Local Comprehensive Plan public process is currently underway, and a Plan will be presented at a future Town Meeting for approval and acceptance. The water line to serve Cloverleaf has been installed; construction of the residential project is presently on hold pending the appeal process for the 40B comprehensive permit.
Contact: Administration Office Town of Truro
PO Box 2030
Truro MA 02666
(509) 349-7004 x110 or x124
Fax (508) 349-5505