The Association of Town Finance Committees will hold its spring conference on Saturday, April 29, at the Pompositticut Community Center in Stow.
The agenda will feature “The ABC’s of Grants,” an overview of federal and state grants available to municipalities and the application process. The session will be led by Jennifer Raitt, executive director of the Northern Middlesex Council of Governments.
A practitioner’s panel will address how a finance committee is affected when a town pursues and receives grant funding. Topics will include budgeting costs associated with grants, factoring funding into long-range planning, and other lessons learned. Attendees will also learn about resources to assist towns with the grant process.
The meeting will kick off with a legislative and budget update from MMA Senior Legislative Analyst Jackie Lavender Bird.
The conference will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with lunch served at noon.
The cost is $25 for ATFC members and $35 for all other registrants.
Note: The MMA is advising in-person meeting attendees to keep up with the latest COVID vaccines for which they are eligible. We highly recommend that attendees take an at-home rapid antigen test prior to attending, and not attend if they have any COVID symptoms or if a household member has tested positive for COVID. These protocols are subject to change based on the latest public health data and guidance.
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