Helpful Resources

The Massachusetts Association of Regional Planning Agencies (MARPA) has organized this website to help you find the information you need on inter-local cooperation and regional approaches to public goods and services delivery.  This information is organized by activity, i.e. inspectional services, education, etc. and by specific decision-making roles that may apply to you.  MARPA encourages you to consult the MARPA member agency serving your community to learn more about the state of the practice.

Also, on-demand technical assistance and competitive grant funding information supporting regional approaches is available from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Department of Revenue through its Division of Local Services or from the Massachusetts Municipal Association .  In particular, the Commonwealth’s Community Innovation Challenge (CIC) Grant Program provides incentives such as technical assistance, training, and other one-time or transition funding for municipal leaders to work together to pursue innovative ways to deliver critical services to taxpayers more efficiently.  Ideal CIC Grant Program projects are those with the potential for greatest impact, high levels of innovation and substantial potential cost savings for municipalities.   Click here to access up-to-date CIC Grant Program information.


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