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MHC Announcing MPPF Round 23 & Workshops

We're happy to share this release from our friends at the MHC.


Secretary William F. Galvin, Chair of the Massachusetts Historical Commission is pleased to announce that Round 23 of the Massachusetts Preservation Projects Fund (MPPF) grant program has been scheduled. It is anticipated that funding will be in the range of the previous grant round, Round 22, which was $780,000.

Administered by the Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC), the MPPF is a state-funded 50% reimbursable matching grant program established in 1984 to support the preservation of properties, landscapes, and sites listed in the State Register of Historic Places. Applicants must be a municipality or nonprofit organization. The program is administered in accordance with 950 CMR 73.00. Please note that grant disbursement is subject to reauthorization of the capital accounts and the availability of sufficient allocated funds.

Five afternoon workshops will be held:

· Thursday, January 5, 2017

3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Meekins Public Library

2 Main Street

Williamsburg, MA 01096

· Tuesday, January 10, 2017

10:00 – 12:00 noon

Massachusetts Historical Commission

Massachusetts Archives Building

220 Morrissey Boulevard

Boston, MA

· Thursday, January 19, 2017

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Millbury Public Library

128 Elm Street

Millbury, MA

· Wednesday, January 25, 2017

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Massachusetts Historical Commission

Massachusetts Archives Building

220 Morrissey Boulevard

Boston, MA

· Thursday, February 2, 2017

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Pilgrim Hall Museum

75 Court Street

Plymouth, MA

MHC hopes that your schedule allows you to join a member of the MHC’s Grants Division as they explain the program requirements, go over program materials, and give you the opportunity to ask questions. Workshops are free of charge and no registration is required. Applicants are encouraged to begin compiling application materials before attending a workshop, or as soon as possible, to allow sufficient time to meet the application deadline.

Applications for this next round of MPPF grants, Round 23, are due March 24, 2017. MPPF program information, downloadable Application/Instructions, and directions for the upcoming grant workshops can be found online. Please visit the MPPF main page of the MHC’s website:

Limited quantities of the hardcopy versions of the Application and Instructions will be made available at each workshop. Please call the MHC at 617-727-8470 or e-mail Paul Holtz at if you have any questions or would like to receive hardcopies of the Application and Instructions.

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