An important advantage that BSC Group brings to our municipal clients is our ability to identify potential project funding programs and assist in preparing successful grant applications. Our winning streak continues with the Baker-Polito Administration’s announcement of the latest round of MassWorks Infrastructure Grant recipients, which includes funding for two BSC-supported communities.
- Pittsfield – BSC has a long-standing relationship with the City of Pittsfield, having worked for more than a decade to envision and implement improvements to the downtown area. These efforts have successfully featured art, culture, and history to boost the Gateway City’s local economy. Most recently, BSC has extended this work to the Tyler Street area, which abuts the downtown and links to the region’s largest hospital, Berkshire Medical Center. As part of this project, BSC has engaged the community to develop a Complete Streets streetscape and urban enhancement program that contributes to economic growth while preserving the neighborhood’s character. The project, which also includes improvements to a dangerous intersection, was awarded a $3 million MassWorks grant to further design and construction.
- Sheffield – Continuing a strong track record of grant support for the Town of Sheffield, BSC assisted this Berkshire community in receiving a $1 million award to construct the replacement of two bridges on Lime Kiln and Kelsey Roads. This latest round of funding complements previous awards through the MassWorks, Small Bridge, Complete Streets, and Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness programs to achieve in excess of $4.5 million for Sheffield through applications supported by BSC Group.