Archive 2007

Association to Preserve Cape Cod

Funds will be used to develop strategies to address some of the prime structural and technical impediments to improving zoning on Cape Cod. The strategies will be presented in a report of policy analysis and recommendations entitled: “Zoning Challenges: Reversing Impediments to Smart Growth Zoning on Cape Cod.” This will be the first in a series of journal quality papers. The complete series of articles will be published by APCC in a book entitled: “Cape Cod’s Bluebook: Growth Management for Cape Cod’s Quality of Life in the 21st Century.”


Housing Assistance Corporation

This project focuses on the hiring and support of a full-time coordinator to lead the implementation of the Cape Cod Workforce Housing Task Force’s Call to Action: an outgrowth of a CCEDC-sponsored Workforce Housing Summit in April 2006. The action plan includes several short- and long-term steps that will lead to the creation of or access to housing that our workforce can afford. The coordinator will foster partnerships among employers, assist towns in the creation of public policies, identify revenue streams and educate voters, employers and policymakers on the need for and benefits of workforce housing in our communities.


AmeriCorps Cape Cod

In partnership with Cape Cod Community College, Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, and Cape and Islands Self-Reliance Corporation, Barnstable County AmeriCorps Cape Cod will use it grant award to support the coordination and implementation of a Solar Thermal System Installation Workshop and Renewable Technology Community Education Program. The intent of the project is to utilize the installation of a solar thermal system as a training opportunity for municipal employees and emerging professionals in the renewable energy technology field. The installation and training will be followed by periodic public education programs offering an introduction to and viewing of the working system. The proposed system will be mounted on a County building. Matched by Barnstable County funds, the grant request will pay in part for the purchase of materials, contract of profesional labor and the production of educational materials.



The CapeAbilities hydroponics farm–three greenhouses and 8 acres–would like to provide over 3,000 hours of paid employment for adults with disabilities during its second season of operation. As a result of that employment, the farm will generate enough fresh produce and flowers to create a salad club, support commercial accounts, support an on-site vegetable/flower stand, and participate in at least one farmers’ market. The farm is one of three entrepreneurial businesses that CapeAbilities operates to provide employment training and income opportunities for adults with disabilities. Funds would be used to create two new P/T positions for training personnel, and to double the P/T hours of the hydroponic specialist.


Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District

To create a cooperative work and gallery space on Main Street Hyannis where local artists can create, market and sell their work. The space will be affordable, and the environment supportive for artists in all disciplines.


Arts Foundation of Cape Cod

A partnership of business organizations, arts organizations, and governmental agencies will collaborate to create a Creative Economy Action Plan for Cape Cod. With the support of this grant, AFCC will combine forces to position Cape Cod’s creative economy for future growth in size, diversity and quality.