COVID-19

In response to COVID-19, FRCOG offices are closed until May 25. Staff are working remotely. Email is likely the most efficient way to reach us. You can find our contact information on the Staff page under the About link below.

Building, plumbing and wiring inspectors are responding to emergencies only.

All meetings, workshops and forums are cancelled or have been changed to a call-in or video format.  Please look for emails from FRCOG staff about specific meetings or on our calendar at the Meetings and Events link below.

Archive | April, 2020

Draft 2021-2025 Transportation Improvement Program is Available for Public Review

The Franklin County Transportation Planning Organization released the Draft 2021-2025 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for public review on April 28, 2020. There will be a 21-day public comment period from Friday, May 1, through Thursday, May 21, 2020. Comments can be submitted in writing to lscarbrough@frcog.org or to Franklin Regional Council of Governments, 12 Olive Street, Suite 2, Greenfield MA 01301. The Draft 2021-2025 TIP has been revised per the comments received and is available for review at the following links:

DRAFT Franklin 2021-2025 TIP Text – REVISED
DRAFT Franklin 2021-2025 TIP Highway List
DRAFT Franklin 2021-2025 TIP Transit List

Draft Franklin County 2021 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) Available for Public Review

The Franklin County TPO released the Fiscal Year 2021 Draft UPWP on April 28, 2020, for a 21-day public review and comment period. Comments on the draft UPWP will be accepted from Friday, May 1, until Thursday, May 21, 2020. The draft document UPWP is available for review at the link below, by calling the FRCOG at (413) 774-3167, or by contacting  lscarbrough@frcog.org to request copies. Comments should be submitted in writing via email to lscarbrough@frcog.org or by mail to Franklin Regional Council of Governments, 12 Olive Street, Suite 2, Greenfield MA 01301.

Draft Franklin 2021 UPWP

Franklin County MACC Officially Open for COVID-19 Response

The Franklin County Multi-Agency Coordination Center (MACC) has opened, at the Greenfield Emergency Operations Center to help serve the response needs of Franklin County communities during the COVID-19 pandemic response. The MACC is staffed weekdays by trained local personnel who have extensive knowledge of the county.

During this emergency, the MACC will be a resource for all county towns, regardless of whether they signed the original Memorandum of Understanding. Upon request the MACC can assist with resource coordination, situational awareness and planning support.

The primary goal of the MACC is to create a common operating picture across the 26 towns in Franklin County, as information sharing is so critical. Starting April 6, the MACC will send situation awareness reports weekly on Tuesday and Friday, and more often, if needed.

Towns other than Greenfield should reach out directly to the MACC rather than the Greenfield EOC. Call (413) 768-7518 or (413) 768-4127 or email us FranklinCountyMACC@frcog.org.

Click here to visit the MACC web page.

PLEASE NOTE: The MACC does not have any personal protective equipment on hand. PPE requests should continue to be made directly to MEMA through WEBEOC.

**COVID-19 Updates**

For the latest situation report from the Franklin County MACC, click here

For the latest situation reports from the COVID Command Center, click here.

For the COG’s COVID Municipal Resources Page click here.

For the Region 1 Health and Medical Coordinating Coalition, click here.

To read the FRCOG’s Municipal Leader COVID-19 updates: