2021 Aid Money to the District

Thank you to all of the local, state, and federal partners for helping to secure this aid funding.

Updated: September 2021

School Funding

COVID-19 School Funding

North Attleboro: $165,050

Attleboro: $308,075

Mansfield: $136,650

Funding is for personal protective equipment, hygienic supplies, costs associated with socially distanced onsite learning, remote learning, or hybrid approaches as determined by the district, charter school, or collaborative. Recipients can also use their funds for any expenses required to ensure that low-income and other vulnerable students receive assistance and support that provides them equal access to educational opportunities, including but not limited to, assistance overcoming technological hurdles to learning and access to social services, mental health, and behavioral health resources to address the potential trauma and other effects of the pandemic on students.

American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief

North Attleboro: $4,289,000

Attleboro: $6,644,000

Mansfield: $1,193,000


How funds can be used (please note this list is not exhaustive and will be subject to further agency guidance):


At least 20% of funds received by an LEA must be used to address learning loss through the implementation of evidence-based information, including summer learning, extended day or afterschool programs, or extended school year programs.


Remaining funds may be used for any activities under current law, and other key activities including but not limited to: purchasing sanitation and PPE, training school staff on pandemic preparedness measures and developing health protocols in alignment with CDC guidelines; repairing school facilities to reduce virus transmission and exposure to environmental health hazards; providing technology for online learning to all students, including hardware, software and connectivity, and meals to eligible students engaged in remote learning; providing mental health services for students;

Other activities necessary to maintain continuity of services for school districts and employment of staff

After-School and Out-of-School Time Quality Enhancements

Attleboro: $31,000

Mansfield: $32,000


Eligible applicants for this grant included Massachusetts public school districts, non-public schools, and public and private community-based organizations (CBOs) working with experience running after-school and out-of-school time (ASOST) or providing professional development to Massachusetts ASOST programs.


The purpose of this state funded grant program is to enhance ASOST programs and services to improve the academic, physical, social, and emotional wellness of public and non-public school-age youth during the school year and the summer months. ASOST is inclusive of before-school, after-school, vacation and summer programming as well as extensions to remote learning enrichment center/program hours beyond school time.

Business Grants

Small Business Grants

The Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation has been offering two substantial grant programs in 2021. The COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program and the Sector-Specific Small Business Relief Grant Program continue to provide necessary financial support to small businesses across the Commonwealth.


Grants Awarded in 2021 (as of 5/6):

North Attleboro - 32

Attleboro - 33

Mansfield - 31


Money Awarded in 2021:

North Attleboro - $1,755,000

Attleboro - $1,665,000

Mansfield - $1,650,000


MASS Cultural Council COVID-19 Relief Fund for Individuals

These are grants to individual artists and individual teaching artists, humanists, and scientists across Massachusetts whose creative practices and income have been impacted by COVID-19 related cancellations and closures.


Grants awarded in 2021

North Attleboro - 5

Attleboro - 1

Mansfield - 4


Money Awarded in 2021:

North Attleboro - $7,500

Attleboro - $1,500

Mansfield - $6,000

Local Infrastructure Grants

American Rescue Plan Direct Aid

In addition to elementary and secondary school relief, the district will also receive millions in federal aid. This money will be:

1. To respond to the public health emergency with respect to the COVID–19 pandemic and its negative economic impacts, including assistance to households, small businesses, and nonprofits, or aid to impacted industries such as tourism, travel, and hospitality;

2. To respond to workers performing essential work during the COVID–19 public health emergency by providing premium pay to essential workers of the metropolitan city, nonentitlement unit of local government, or county that are performing such essential work, or by providing grants to eligible employers that have essential workers who perform essential work;

3. To provide local government services that could have been cut due to lost revenue as a result of the COVID–19 public health emergency; or

4. To make necessary investments in water, sewer, or broadband infrastructure.

North Attleboro: $2,900,000


Attleboro: $10,850,000


Mansfield: $2,410,000


2021 State Aid to Public Libraries

As a result of the budget increase from $10 to $12 million, approved by the legislature and signed by the Governor for FY 2021, the state aid awards are increased 20% over last year. This is welcome news to the 347 municipalities that participated in the State Aid Program this year.

North Attleboro will receive $22,910.85 in initial Aid.

This is money that North Attleboro Public Library applies for each year. Since 2018, the Legislature has increased funding to the State Aid line by 33%, a welcome increase for local libraries, which are permitted to spend the funds for any library purpose. North Attleboro is slated to receive a 20% increase in state aid (approx.) this year over last.

Attleboro will receive $40,611.41 in initial Aid.

Mansfield will receive $19,767.40 in initial Aid.


S.A.F.E. and Senior SAFE Awards

This is a grant program that supports fire and life safety education for seniors. Seniors have a high risk of dying in a fire. Fire and burns risks for seniors include: cooking, smoking, home oxygen use, and electrical and heating dangers.

Senior SAFE also aims to improve safety in senior housing. Programs include: smoke and carbon monoxide alarm installation; testing and replacing batteries; installation of house numbers; heating limiting devices on stoves; in-hood stove fire extinguishers; nightlights.

North Attleboro Fire Department

S.A.F.E. $5,281 | Senior SAFE $2,680

Attleboro Fire Department

S.A.F.E. $6,380 | Senior SAFE $2,880

Mansfield Fire Department

S.A.F.E. $5,281 | Senior SAFE $2,680



Complete Streets Grant

North Attleboro will be receiving grant money as part of the Complete Streets Program

North Attleboro will receive $385,871 in grant funding.

This money is to install new sidewalks, curb ramps, and high visibility crossings along Arnold Road as well as to provide sharrows and bike signage near two elementary schools.


Shared Streets & Spaces Grant

Attleboro will be receiving grant money from the Shared Streets & Spaces Grant Program

Attleboro will receive $122,149.50 in grant funding.

This money is to support: new lighting, paving, landscaping, public seating, public art & bike racks; the transformation of the underused alleyway between Attleboro's Municipal Parking Garage; turning the downtown area into a safe, comfortable public space for hosting civic activities and festivals



MassDEP PFAS Treatment Grants

To help ensure the safety of drinking water around the Commonwealth, the Baker-Polito Administration secured, and the legislature provided, $28.4 million in two recent supplemental budgets for water infrastructure and PFAS testing. More than $8.4 million of the new funding supports a statewide sampling program for public water supplies and private wells, as well as this grant program. Conducting statewide testing of drinking water for PFAS will provide the data to support MassDEP’s strategy for treatment and mitigation of this emerging contaminant.

These grants will provide funding to water suppliers for the necessary planning, studies, pump tests, engineering and design necessary to remove PFAS contamination from water systems. To aid communities that have already expended funds to address elevated levels of PFAS, many of the awards reimburse eligible costs already expended.


North Attleboro - $200,000


Mansfield - $200,000




Clean Water State Revolving Fund

Water and Sewer Asset Management and Planning Grant


North Attleboro - $110,250



Firefighter Safety Equipment Grant Program

This competitive grant program will enable fire departments to purchase a variety of equipment that will make firefighters’ jobs safer, including protective firefighting gear, thermal imaging cameras, radios, rescue equipment, and gear washers and dryers.

This program represents a comprehensive approach to mitigating modern firefighter health and safety risks. Firefighters face not only the well-known risks of fire, smoke, and hazardous materials, but also long-term health risks of occupational cancer associated with exposure to fire by-products, and debilitating physical injuries due to the strenuous nature of their work.

North Attleboro Fire Department - $10,473


Attleboro Fire Department - $20,000


Mansfield Fire Department - $14,760



FY2020 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (Federal)

The purpose of the AFG Program is to award grants directly to fire departments, nonaffiliated EMS organizations, and SFTAs to enhance their ability to protect the health and safety of the public, as well as that of first-responder personnel. Using a competitive process that is informed by fire service subject matter experts, grants are awarded to eligible applicants whose applications best address the priorities of the AFG Program.

North Attleboro Fire Department - $63,636.36