BCRT gets $100K state grant



Photo shows the Bay Colony Rail Trail in Needham


From: Lewis, Amanda (DCR) <amanda.lewis@mass.gov>
Date: Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 1:57 PM
Subject: 2018 Recreational Trails Program/State Trails Grant Awards
To: Lewis, Amanda (DCR) <amanda.lewis@state.ma.us>


Hello RTP Grantees,


I am very pleased to inform you that your Recreational Trails Program Grant has successfully completed federal review and we can now move on to awarding your grant!  I will be soon be sending out information regarding your projects and next steps, so please be on the lookout for an award package in the mail and a follow-up email with attachments.  Please keep in mind that some projects will have conditions attached which will alter the specifications of your project.  And, most importantly, remember that you cannot begin to spend money or accrue match until the contract documents have been signed and you have received a Notification to Proceed letter.


A few weeks ago,  an event was scheduled and then postponed for the announcement of these RTP grants.  I have not received any updates on a new event, but the press release found here was distributed on August 20th and, with federal approvals completed, I can now encourage you to share news of your grant award.  A more detailed spreadsheet is also attached.


Again, please keep in mind that some details regarding your project may change, including building specifications and budgets, as we enter the award and contracting phase.  It will be imperative that you read through the award package carefully so that you can plan for these changes and discuss adjustments with me before the contract gets finalized.


Thank you for applying to the Recreational Trails Program and for your dedication to enhancing trails in Massachusetts.





Amanda Lewis

MassTrails Program Manager

Department of Conservation and Recreation

136 Damon Road

Northampton, MA 01060


RTP Website: https://www.mass.gov/guides/recreational-trails-program

2018 Recreational Trails Program/Trail Grant Projects (75 Projects)
Grant ID Community Agency Title Description Award Amount Match
RTP18124 Medfield Town of Medfield Medfield Rail Trail The Medfield Rail Trail is a proposed shared-use trail following the route of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) rail bed in Medfield, spanning approximately 1.3 miles. The Trail will connect residents through the Town by biking, walking, jogging, cross-country skiing, and horseback riding. It will provide a direct connection to the Bay Circuit Trail, an extensive regional trail system as well as the access to the Norfolk Hunt Club’s regional trail network. $100,000.00 $260,100.00

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