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Risk Management Grants

We believe that effective management can only be achieved through a strong partnership with our members. The MIIA Grant Program provides members with solutions for effective risk management, enhanced safety practices, and greater asset preservation.

For the Risk Management Grant MIIA members can apply for a grant or grants totaling up to $10,000 per municipal entity. Total funding for this grant is one million dollars.

For the FY24 Grant we are implementing some changes targeting efficiency and prompter awarding of grants. We are instituting a process providing bi-weekly grant review and approval until the million dollar funding is exhausted. The goal is to streamline the review process enabling faster distribution of funds.  Grant Review will begin August 4th.

The FY24  grant continues to remain focused on property and cyber-related risk management. The support of your MIIA Risk Manager is a critical element in the grant submission process. Please review your submission with your MIIA Risk Manager for approval prior to submission.  At your convenience, after that discussion, you may click "Online Grant Application" and proceed to fill out your MIIA Risk Management Grant request. 

For questions regarding MIIA Grants, please contact your MIIA Risk  Manager or Lin Chabra, MIIA Risk Management Manager at, 617-838-5941 or submit general questions to

FY24 Flex Grant

Rewards credits are designed to reduce premiums in the following fiscal year. Members also have the option to leave the credits on account or take 100% of the Rewards credit, in a given year, as a Flex Grant. Flex Grants allow members to select risk management products or related services that will assist their municipalities in risk management efforts.

In the FY24 policy year (7/1/23-6/30/24) members have the opportunity to request an FY24 (based on FY23 Rewards) Flex Grant for related risk management equipment/products and services. Members may request only ONE Rewards Flex Grant per fiscal year.

Eligible items to be considered under the MIIA Flex Grant in addition to those currently eligible under the MIIA Risk Management Grant Program include but are not limited to:

  • Building Maintenance: HVAC maintenance, mechanical failure/water connection, maintenance and replacement, pipe and sprinkler freeze protection
  • Building Vulnerability Testing: Roof insulation and overall building envelope conditions.
  • Cyber Risk Protection: assessments, backup systems, multi-factor authentication, endpoint or managed detection and response, training, etc.
  •  Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: programs and training.
  • Employee Training: safety, liability, management and technical training
  • Equipment: generators, automatic external defibrillators, two-way radios, GPS, tablets, street signs, etc.
  • Ergonomic Equipment: desks, chairs, monitor stands, etc.
  • Personal Protective Equipment: turnout gear, chaps, eye protection, gloves, hard hats, rain gear etc.
  • Program Policy Development: pavement management program, Mass Lead Containment Control Plan, Behavioral Safety De-escalation Plan,
    Discrimination Prevention Plan
  • Remediation/Removal: asbestos, lead, mold, underground tanks, floor drains, hazardous waste
  • Repairs: roofs, gutters, walkways, stairs, lighting, playground equipment and replacement of safety surfacing
  • Services: tree pruning/removal, catch basin cleaning, sewer video/cleaning, parking lot paving, sidewalk repairs
  • Training: safety, liability, management and technical training
  • Video Cameras: installation/expansion of video observation cameras and recurring security monitoring fees

 Building Maintenance: HVAC maintenance, mechanical failure/water connection, maintenance and replacement, pipe and sprinkler freeze protection

“The Town of East Bridgewater would like to thank MIIA for awarding the Risk Management Grant used to perform a cybersecurity assessment of our systems throughout the town. East Bridgewater has made a commitment to the cybersecurity of the town and its residents. The results of this assessment allows us to address any areas of concern to ensure the safety of our infrastructure.”

Ryan McGonigle, Director of Information Technology Town of East Bridgewater

“The Town of Carver was granted funds for portable communication radios for Operations & Maintenance employees operating the bucket truck, working in trenches, forestry, etc. -- adding another level of safety for our employees. Thank you MIIA for continuing to support the purchase of these supplies for a small town like ours that has the same needs as some larger communities with larger budgets.”

Elaine Weston, Assistant Town Administrator/Human Resource Coordinator Town of Carver

“With grant funding from MIIA, Millis purchased a camera system to assist the DPW in sewer pipe and culvert inspections, locating breaks and blockages and inspecting catch basins. With MIIA funding this project the Town can respond proactively with early inspections and be able to quickly respond with the camera to find breaks in the Town’s infrastructure, which could lower costly claims. On behalf of the Town of Millis staff and residents, thank you.”

James F. McKay,  Director of Public Works Millis

“We used the MIIA risk management grant funds to mitigate property loss risk. Our Buildings and Grounds Department installed new carbon monoxide detectors in mechanical rooms to prevent injury and also installed gas burner shut off switches outside these rooms per new Massachusetts Department of Fire Services regulations. We purchased a thermal imaging camera to inspect electrical panels, mitigate water damage following a minor leak and locate areas of air infiltration that could potentially freeze sprinkler pipes.

We’re grateful for the grant funds and the positive impact they’ve made on the overall safety of our buildings. We look forward to working with MIIA to continue to improve our risk management strategies.”

Erik Wicander,  Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds Southwick-Tolland-Granville Regional School District