Archive 2009

Boys and Girls Club:  General capacity building grant will support the retention and expansion of existing programs.
Cape Cod Technical High School:  Cape Cod Tech is developing a Renewable Energy Center–a new building–that will focus on wind and solar technologies and biodiesel production.  The Center will provide a laboratory for CCT students and a renewable energy education and awareness program for the general public.
Cape Cod Selectmens and Councilors Association:  Funds will support a professional and technical critique of a study that purports to measure the variation in the gap between the uncontrollable costs of providing local, non-school public services by 351 Massachusetts cities and towns, and those municipalities capacity to raise revenue to pay their costs.  This “gap disparity” study is the basis for a new state aid formula to be proposed to state government by the Mass Municipal Association.  The study concludes that Cape Cod has no such gap, rather they have a surplus.
Town of Dennis:  Funds will be combined with $12,500 in previous funding to support a design charrett to identify creative, practical, community-driven solutions to conditions that hinder the sustainable revitalization of Dennisport Village.
Housing Assistance Corporation:  Funds will support a Culinary Arts Program for homeless and formerly homeless individuals on Cape Cod in partnership with the Zammer Institute for Hospitality at Cape Cod Community College.
Cape Cod Cooperative Extension – Buy Fresh Buy Local:  EDC funds will help increase the capacity of a newly implemented Buy Fresh Buy Local program and lead to expanded membership.
Cape Cod Cooperative Extension – Buy Fresh Buy Local:  EDC funds will enable the CCCE to expand marketing activities for a newly implemented Buy Fresh Buy Local program during the height of the 2009 growing season.
Barnstable County Facilities Department:  EDC funds will support cleaning and maintenance of the Route 6 rest area during the critical months of the tourist season from July 1 through October 20, 2009.
Coastal Community Capital:  $100,000 in seed capital from the EDC combined with $100,000 from the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce and $50,000 from Coastal Community Capital will launch the Cape and Islands License Plate Loan Fund.  The fund will provide loans to small businsses located on Cape Cod.
Cape Cod Commission – Implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy – Phase II:  A public participation process involving numerous stakeholders will be employed to develop the five-year update of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy. Implementation of the update and creation of a newly updated five-year CEDS document to be filed with the Economic Development Administration will be coordinated through a collaboration between the Cape Cod Commission and the Cape Cod Economic Development Council.  The culmination of the process will be an approved CEDS document and the identification of regional priority projects.