About PBS Windoors
For the Communities We Serve
We foster a cooperative effort among our communities in resolving common, regional problems, to allow our communities to plan jointly, and to promote with the greatest efficiency and economy the coordinated and orderly development of the region and the general welfare of its residents.
Collaboration is the name of our game. We take a very progressive, hands-on approach to our projects, from the beginning funding stages to delivering award-winning final products. We collaborate and continually involve cooperation with local, state and federal government officials, along with private sector businesses and individuals to ensure consensus. Federal and state agencies we work side-by-side with include the Environmental Protection Agency, Economic Development, Federal Transit Authority, and Mass DOT, to name a few.
Project funding comes from a variety of sources for federal, state and local projects and fall within six major categories:
- Transportation & Transit Planning (46%)
- Local Assessments & Local Technical Assistance (6%)
- Economic & Community Development Planning (14%)
- Comprehensive Planning (15%)
- Environmental, Land use & Smart Growth Planning (14%)
- Geographic Information System (GIS) Services (5%)
We also apply for and receive competitively awarded grants, and contract work directly with local communities and municipalities. We also provide local technical assistance to each community as part of annual member dues.
Five of these six service areas accounted for 94% of the agency budget, and were derived from a variety of largely non-local sources, including state and federal grants, as well as contracts with selected non-profit organizations and businesses that support MVPC’s mission.
Only 6% of the budget was derived from local assessments to our member communities. These local funds were used by MVPC as match to leverage the 94% of outside funding brought into the region by the commission staff.