APRIL 2020
From the Executive Director
To our Cape Cod communities: 

Thank you to our staff, Cape Cod Commission members, and the Cape community for adjusting to new and different ways of conducting work during these challenging times.  

This month, we worked closely with Cape Cod Healthcare and the Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment to create a dynamic heatmap showing numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases at a detailed geographic level within Barnstable County. This joint effort is designed to empower our community to make informed choices about public health safety precautions.  

We were also awarded a significant grant from the federal Economic Development Administration that will fund the development and implementation of a resiliency initiative for Cape Cod. Continuing to build environmental and economic resilience in our region is now more important than ever.  

Cape Cod Commission staff continues to work remotely. We are pleased the technology we had in place provided a seamless transition that allows the Commission to continue to serve as an important resource for our community. 

We are continuing to monitor the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation and work closely with county and public health officials. We continue to update our list of  community resources regarding COVID-19 . As always, please visit our  website  for Commission project and program information.   
Stay healthy and well. 
Kristy Senatori 
Executive Director 
Cape Cod Commission receives
$1 million federal grant to support resiliency efforts
Barnstable County acting through the Cape Cod Commission, has been awarded a $1 million grant through the United States Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) that will fund development and implementation of a multi-pronged planning initiative to help address Barnstable County’s vulnerability to storm induced impacts. 

Cape Cod Commission works with Cape Cod Healthcare and Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment to create online COVID-19 heatmap 
In early April the Cape Cod Commission partnered with Cape Cod Healthcare and Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment to help create an online COVID-19 community alert heat map system showing numbers of confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Barnstable County.  

Stormwater updates to the Technologies Matrix 
The Cape Cod Commission’s  Technologies Matrix   is a single source of the most up to date information on nutrient management technologies. It serves as a planning and evaluation tool for town staff, consultants, and experts; and an informational tool for interested stakeholders and the public.

The 2020 update to the Technologies Matrix incorporates new information regarding the performance of stormwater technologies.

Cape Cod Commission & the canal bridges: our role in reconstruction 
In April, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced support of a recommendation to replace the aging Bourne and Sagamore Bridges. Instead of major rehabilitations that would require extensive bridge and lane closures, the recommendation is to replace the nearly 80-year-old structures with new bridges, at an estimated cost of over $1 billion with associated approach improvements. 

Public comment period open for Transportation Improvement Program & Unified Planning Work Program
On Monday, April 27, 2020 the Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization voted to release the draft Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) for a 21-day public comment period.

Annual celebration of cycling moved from May to September 2020
Following the lead of the League of American Bicyclists, MassBike has moved its Bay State Bike Month promotion to September.  Bike to Work Week  will be held September 21-27, with Bike to Work Day on September 22.  

Regulatory Update
The latest information regarding the Cape Cod Commission's regulatory program.

The Cape Cod Commission is seeking qualified candidates to join our team.