Rapid Recovery Grant

The Town received a Local Rapid Recovery Plan (LRRP) Grant from the Massachusetts Downtown Initiative in early 2021. The LRRP Program provides technical assistance to municipalities to develop actionable, project-based recovery plans tailored to the unique economic challenges and COVID-19 related impacts to downtowns, town centers, and commercial areas. The Program partnered the Town with Favermann Design to complete an analysis of downtown challenges and opportunities, with a focus on tactical and strategic recovery efforts.

Following completion of the Plan in October 2021, the Massachusetts Downtown Initiative extended additional professional resources to enable the Town to explore funding resources to advance our priority recovery recommendations - implementation of a wayfinding program and development of a historic walking tour.