DLTA and the Community Compact Cabinet (CCC)
Since 2009, Massachusetts has funded the District Local Technical Assistance (DLTA) program to enable communities to work on projects that they would otherwise be unable to complete. Working with the Commonwealth, regional planning agencies (RPAs) select and implement eligible DLTA projects from community applications. We emphasize projects that both (1) meet the program’s goals and (2) have a high likelihood of creating more public and private investments.
The Baker-Polito Administration has recently provided more guidance for DLTA under Year Two of its Community Compact Cabinet (CCC) Best Practice Program. The Program allows communities and the Commonwealth to agree on areas of shared interest (called “Best Practices”). RPAs are in a natural position to provide expert technical assistance to meet these goals and to work in partnership with the Commonwealth and the communities we serve. SRPEDD extends its thanks to the Baker-Polito Administration for its leadership though CCC, which has made DLTA more flexible and responsive.
For this and subsequent years of DLTA, SRPEDD will respond to the needs of our communities to Plan Ahead for Housing and to Plan Ahead for Growth. We will also directly Support the Community Compact Cabinet (including Regionalization) by helping existing Compact communities to implement their adopted Best Practices. Moreover, SRPEDD will work with non-Compact communities to identify Best Practices, to enter into a Compact with the Commonwealth, and to immediately begin work on their chosen projects.
We look forward to working with you!
Additional DLTA Resources
2017 CCC Best Practices Table (made by SRPEDD for reference, 01.17.17)