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License Plate Grant Funds Available for COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Projects 

Government and nonprofit entities eligible for funds to support local and regional recovery efforts 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (May 28, 2021) – The Cape Cod Commission, on behalf of the Barnstable County Commissioners and the Barnstable County Economic Development Council (BCEDC), is seeking proposals from local or regional governmental or nonprofit agencies for projects that support recovery efforts from the COVID-19 pandemic and resiliency to such impacts in the future. 

Approximately $150,000 is allocated for grants up to $25,000 in FY22. 

Projects proposed should address a documented impact of the pandemic and align with and support implementation of the region’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). Demographic and economic data for Cape Cod towns, non-profit organizations, and businesses recovering from the economic impacts of COVID-19 is available through the Cape Cod COVID-19 Data Dashboard 

Proposals must demonstrate consistency with one or more of the CEDS Action Plan initiatives including local business development, blue economy sector development, comprehensive and activity center planning, housing access and affordability, climate change innovation, regional infrastructure planning, transportation and air quality improvement, infrastructure development, and infrastructure funding.  Proposals are due by July 9, 2021. 

An informational webinar that will provide additional information, review the request for proposals, and outline the components of a successful application will be held on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 3:00 PM. Details on how to access the webinar can be found at 

All proposals will be evaluated by the BCEDC, who will make recommendations for funding to the Barnstable County Commissioners. Awards are anticipated to be made in August 2021.  

The Request for Proposals is available at: