NOTICE REGARDING WRA OFFICE FUNCTIONS AFFECTED BY THE ON-GOING
Thank you for your patience as we continue planning efforts and performing essential departmental functions during the on-going health crisis. The WRA Office is fully staffed and open for business during regular City Hall business hours. We are, however, asking the public to help us minimize health risks by reducing “in person” visits to City Hall to the greatest extent possible.
• Information and applications for the WRA’s sign grant and loan façade program are available elsewhere on this webpage for review/download. Questions about the program may be directed to Mr. Dan Orr at (781) 897-5816 or by emailing him at [email protected].
• Staff is available during regular City Hall business hours to answer general WRA-related questions or to arrange for the delivery of an application or other paperwork. These inquiries may be made by calling (781) 897-5817 or by emailing WRA Administrator Tina Cassidy at [email protected].
MICROENTERPRISE GRANTS AVAILABLE NOW
Mayor Scott Galvin and the City of Woburn wish to alert the business community to two sources of grant funds which are currently, or soon will be, available to certain small businesses.
Individual grants of up to $10,000 are available to commercial enterprises that have five (5) or fewer employees (1 or more of whom owns the enterprise) and which are for-profit entities. Approximately $275,000 remains available to support small businesses that have physical locations in the City of Woburn.
Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (“MGCC”) is administering and overseeing the grant program. Applications must be made online and submitted directly to MGCC via electronic submission. The application form and instructions are available at https://massgcc.submittable.com/submit. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted, so applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
The Woburn Redevelopment Authority (WRA) is an independent municipal urban renewal authority established by the City of Woburn in 1961 in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 121B. The WRA is governed by five members, four of whom are appointed by the Mayor and one by the Governor. The Authority functions as the City’s community development agency under an agreement with the City of Woburn executed in 2000.
The WRA typically meets on the last Tuesday of every month at 5:00 p.m. in the City Council Committee Room on the first floor of City Hall.
2021 Proposed WRA Meeting Schedule