Requests for Proposals are now being accepted for COVID-19 recovery and resiliency projects to be funded through the License Plate Grant Funding program, The Cape Cod Commission announced.
Government and nonprofit entities are eligible for funds to support local and regional recovery efforts. Approximately $150,000 is allocated for grants up to $25,000 in Fiscal Year 2022.
Projects proposed should address a documented impact of the pandemic and align with and support implementation of the region’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). Demographic and economic data for Cape Cod towns, non-profit organizations, and businesses recovering from the economic impacts of COVID-19 is available through the Cape Cod COVID-19 Data Dashboard.
Proposals must demonstrate consistency with one or more of the CEDS Action Plan initiatives including local business development, blue economy sector development, comprehensive and activity center planning, housing access and affordability, climate change innovation, regional infrastructure planning, transportation and air quality improvement, infrastructure development, and infrastructure funding. Proposals are due by July 9, 2021.
An informational webinar that will provide additional information, review the request for proposals, and outline the components of a successful application will be held on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 3:00 PM. Details on how to access the webinar can be found at www.capecodcommission.org/our-work/license-plate-grant.
All proposals will be evaluated by the Barnstable County Economic Development Council, which will make recommendations for funding to the Barnstable County Commissioners. Awards are anticipated to be made in August 2021.
The Request for Proposals is available at: https://capecodcommission.org/our-work/license-plate-grant/