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license plate grant v2The Cape Cod License Plate grant program focuses on regional priorities for economic development, determined annually, that align with implementation of the region’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). Barnstable County has typically distributed license plate funds through major grants and micro grants. The grants' eligible recipients are non-profits and municipalities. The specific priorities identified in the most recent CEDS are: 

  • Economic resiliency 
  • Infrastructure investment - particularly wastewater, telecommunications, distributed energy generation, and housing affordability 
  • Entrepreneurship and Sector Development investments 
  • Workforce and Business Development 

County and Commission Roles

The BCEDC is responsible for determining grant priorities, reviewing grant proposals, and making funding recommendations to the Barnstable County Commissioners for grant awards. 

Commission staff will support the grant program, providing administrative support to prepare the on-line proposal site and application forms, prepare RFPs, advise applicants of process, coordinate sub-committee meetings and grant approvals through the Barnstable County Commissioners, and correspond with applicants regarding the award decisions and with grant recipients regarding disbursement of funds and progress reporting.


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Aug 26, 2019
2019 LP Grant Program-Final RFP
The Micro Grant program is intended to provide quick, flexible funding necessary to boost or expand an economic development related initiative
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Apr 22, 2019
Draft BCEDC Nominating Process
Following notice of resignation of a current member from the BCEDC, the BCEDC, at a regularly scheduled posted meeting shall vote to post vacancies to the BCEDC on its website
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Jun 03, 2019
License Plate Fund Schedule Update Jun 2019
July 2019 Formally Announce Barnstable County License Plate FundEconomic Development Grant ProgramRolling Applications, 1 st Review September 2019
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