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Stoughton receives $586,000 for downtown makeover

Stoughtonis going to “rebrand” the town, thanks to a $586,000 grant from the state.

Governor Charlie Baker awarded the town a Community Development Block Grant to fund a facelift for downtown businesses. The funds come from the Community Development Block Grant Program, a federal initiative by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Four businesses in Stoughton will get full facelifts to their signage and facades, and 10 businesses will get sign-only projects.

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The state funded a handful of similar initiatives across the state in places like Chelsea and Lowell.

For more information, contact Pamela McCarthy, Stoughton’s economic development director, at pmccarthy@stoughton-ma.gov.

Morgan Hughes can be reached at morgan.hughes@globe.com.