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Grants Awarded to Fitchburg State University

Grants Awarded to Fitchburg State University$730,351
 
ReImagine North of Main - Implementation, Year 4 (2019)$388,401
ReImagine North of Main - Implementation, Year 3 (2018)$341,950
 
Year:2019Amount: $388,401
Title:ReImagine North of Main - Implementation, Year 4
Grant Type: Synergy Initiative - ReImagine North of Main
ReImagine North of Main (RNOM) is taking a comprehensive, Collective Impact approach towards transforming the NOM area into the "Gateway to Arts and Culture."

RNOM will continue to concentrate its efforts in three areas: Community Engagement to increase the collective impact of the RNOM team with community building efforts, building a network of engaged residents and stakeholders, and supporting youth programs; Neighborhood Development to increase the quality of neighborhood life by stabilizing the housing market and influencing neighborhood perceptions through the implementation of a marketing plan, and supporting the Fitchburg Arts Community; and Economic Development to increase the number of viable main street businesses by incentivizing business development, increasing activity on Main Street, and improving the business climate.

Project partners include the City of Fitchburg, the Fitchburg Art Museum, Montachusett Opportunity Council, NewVue Communities, and Three Pyramids.

Project Director: Mr. Joseph Ferguson
Fiscal Agent: Fitchburg State University
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Year:2018Amount: $341,950
Title:ReImagine North of Main - Implementation, Year 3
Grant Type: Synergy Initiative - ReImagine North of Main
For Implementation Year Three of the ReImagine North of Main project, project leadership will transition from the Montachusett Opportunity Council to Fitchburg State University. The project aims to transform the North of Main neighborhood of Fitchburg through resident and stakeholder engagement, policy advocacy and responsible development.

The overall theme for the ReImagine North of Main project is to transform the area into the "Gateway to Arts and Culture." To support this, the project is focusing on three key areas: neighborhood development, economic development, and community engagement. Other project partners include the City of Fitchburg, the Fitchburg Art Museum, NewVue Communities, and Three Pyramids.

This project received over $600,000 from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston from 2014 to 2017.

CO-PROJECT DIRECTORS: Dr. Alberto Cardelle, Fitchburg State University;
Ms. Patricia Pistone, Montachusett Opportunity Council

Fiscal Agent: Fitchburg State University
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