GREENFIELD — Greenfield City Council has approved an application for a state grant of $65,000 during a special meeting June 29.
The Local Early Action Planning grant is not a competitive process, and City Manager Paul Wood said indications are that any city that applied before July 1 would be approved for funding. The amount to be awarded to each city comes from a statewide $250 million fund for regional governments.
“The program does not require a local financial commitment or match,” said Wood, explaining its use is specific to providing additional housing in the city.
The council passed the motion in a 5-0 vote during its Zoom meeting.
The listed plans for Greenfield’s use of the money include: updating the city’s zoning code to meet current standards, laws and regulations; addressing application processing inefficiencies in the zoning code; updating the city’s subdivision regulations; developing handouts on the planning and building permit process; updating maps for land use and zoning; mapping and record keeping of previously approved planning developments; training for staff in the new permit tracking system; and implementation of housing programs.