Municipal Grant Program Support
Funding can often be an obstacle to maintaining municipally-owned infrastructure. Collins assists our municipal clients with administrative and technical support for infrastructure grants from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and other funding sources.
Our technical staff works with municipalities to understand their project needs, identify the most suitable grant opportunities for their projects, and ensure they comply with all grant requirements increasing the odds of success. Once funding is secured, Collins helps our municipal clients with engineering design services from project initiation to completion. Projects often require more than one grant and Collins can assist with identifying additional federal, state, and private funding opportunities to assist municipalities in their efforts to preserve, rehabilitate, and replace their aging infrastructure.
Collins is proficient in the policies, practices, and protocols of state and local authorities required to secure funding from these programs, which can be used to plan, design, and construct significant transportation improvement projects on locally owned infrastructure. We provide a personalized and efficient service to all our clients and we can incorporate this knowledge and experience into our services for you.
- Feasibility and planning studies
- Structural inspection
- Asset management
- Bridge design
- Structural design
- Marine/waterfront design
- Roadway design—grading, earthwork, drainage, and utility design
- Site work—stormwater management and permitting, parking lot design, and ADA design
The time is right for funding—Governor Baker signed a $16 billion transportation bond bill in January 2021, with additional authorizations anticipated for 2022.
Highlights of the Bill
- $50 million for the Complete Streets program
- $70 million for the Municipal Small Bridge program
- $100 million for a new Municipal Pavement program for pavement projects on locally owned but state numbered roads
- $20 million for ‘public realm’ COVID-related Shared Streets and Spaces program
- $1.25 billion in non-federal aid for use as funding in highway projects that are not eligible for federal funding
- $1.25 billion for the new Next Generation Bridge program
- $3 billion for Transit System Modernization Investments (MBTA)
Additional funding is anticipated from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) federal bill, which is to be implemented in the near future.