Grants

Read below for information about Grants Pelham has received:

MVP Action Grant - June 2018

Award: $137,250.00

Maybe you've heard that we won a grant to help make Pelham more resilient in the face of climate change? There are three parts to this - Resilient Roads, Resilient Campus and Resilient Communications. This last one, improving communications in Pelham, is ready for engagement! We have a great task force and just rebranded to Connect Pelham - Building Our Community Together. 

If you want to share ideas you have and join us, please click on the contact link on this page!

Our goals that we have defined for this part of the grant, based on the April workshop action items are:

  • To host three formal workshops with presenters in the fall/winter 
  • To host three informal community conversations with facilitators in the winter/spring
  • To keep this “Resilient Pelham” web page updated with our grant progress
    • This could feature the results of our survey(s), links to reports and action maps, a contact us form that could be monitored by a rotating member of the task force, the “new to Pelham” form (edit), school partnerships, etc. To attract more people to the town website in general!

Please take our new survey if you live in Pelham, MA or have children at Pelham Elementary or are a regular visitor to the Pelham Library: https://bit.ly/2ADAdaz 

Our Objectives:

  • To keep building our community together 
  • To dramatically increase community engagement through communications infrastructure
  • To get people signed up for alerts *(possibly research phone options) with three options: (1) crisis only (Code Red), (2) crisis and select board/meeting agendas and/or minutes, and (3) crisis and town wide events [Ideally with the functionality to edit their alerts]
  • To discuss how we could build a responsive phone tree whereby neighborhoods have buddies who call 2-3 people, who call 2-3 people, etc. during emergencies
  • To utilize inclusive language when promoting events and casting the widest net in our community

Given the above, we would love input you may have. If you want to get involved, please click on the contact link on this page and we'll be in touch.

Green Communities Division Grant Award - July 2018

Award for $31,059.00 through the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) to fund lighting upgrades in the Rhodes Building, Highway Department, and Community Building. The relamping project is currently underway.

For more information related to the Green Communities Grant, please visit https://www.mass.gov/orgs/green-communities-division

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