Kevin Sweet, Town Administrator
195 Main St.
Maynard, MA 01754
For Immediate Release
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Maynard Encourages Residents to Apply for Business Environment Enhancement Grant
MAYNARD — Town Administrator Kevin Sweet is pleased to report that last September, the Maynard Board of Selectmen created the Business Environment Enhancement Grant, or “BEEP” as it quickly became known, and is encouraging residents with ideas to better the business district to apply.
This town-funded grant is available in several configurations with the idea of making it more flexible.
“We wanted to offer the community a tool to help bring forward a variety of ideas that would improve the business environment for Maynard,” said Town Administrator Sweet. “Not a day goes by that I don’t hear a fantastic idea from a resident, a business owner, or a member of one of the town’s boards or committees. So many of these ideas lack funding or don’t have someone to spearhead them and as a result they often don’t gain momentum. We wanted to change that, and through BEEP, we can.”
The Economic Development Committee is the first stop for potential applicants interested in obtaining a BEEP grant.
“What BEEP does is provide an opportunity for somebody who has drive, an idea and a vision that benefits the entire community, to put those plans in motion,” added Sweet. “We are now in a position where we may be able to offer matching assistance for something as simple as a façade improvement, or as extensive as a town-wide initiative in its entirety, if the plan makes sense. You don’t know unless you ask.”
For additional information contact Bill Nemser at 978-897-1302 or [email protected].