Cities, Towns Receive $2 Million in Grants for Technology Upgrades - NBC Boston

Cities, Towns Receive $2 Million in Grants for Technology Upgrades

Massachusetts awarded $2 million in grants to upgrade technology in nearly four dozen cities and towns.

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    Cities, Towns Receive $2 Million in Grants for Technology Upgrades
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    The state has awarded a total of $2 million in grants to upgrade technology in nearly four dozen cities and towns.

    The information technology grants are made through Republican Gov. Charlie Baker's community compact cabinet. He says the program helps streamline and improve local services.

    In announcing this year's awards, the administration highlighted the success of past grants including one that allowed the Braintree Fire Department to install mobile data terminals on fire vehicles. The software is used to identify hydrant locations prior to arriving at a fire, saving crews precious time.

    Other technology grants have helped the western Massachusetts towns of Lenox and Lee combine their town administrators into a single position serving both communities.

    Other communities were able to digitize paper documents and move other municipal systems online.


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