Click on a grant name below to get detailed information about the grant, the funding available, how to apply, and contact information, all provided by the agency managing the grant.

 

Brownfields Remediation Loan Program

The Remediation Loan Program offers flexible loans up to $500,000 for environmental clean-up of brownfields*.

Eligible Applicants: municipalities, municipal authorities, non-profits developers, businesses, and others

*Brownfields are vacant, abandoned, or underutilized industrial or commercial properties where expansion, redevelopment, or improvement is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination and liability. MassDevelopment administers the Brownfields Redevelopment Fund programs. 
 

Brownfields Site Assessment Program

The Site Assessment Program provides unsecured, interest free financing up to $100,000 for environmental assessment of brownfields*.

Eligible Applicants: municipalities, municipal authorities, non-profits developers, businesses, and others

*Brownfields are vacant, abandoned, or underutilized industrial or commercial properties where expansion, redevelopment, or improvement is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination and liability. MassDevelopment administers the Brownfields Redevelopment Fund programs.

 

Community Development Block Grant

Massachusetts Community Development Block Grant Program is a federally funded, competitive grant program designed to help small cities and towns meet a broad range of community development needs.

Eligible Applicants:  qualifying cities and towns

 

Downtown Initiative (MDI) Grant

DHCD's Massachusetts Downtown Initiative (MDI) offers a range of services and assistance to communities seeking help on how to revitalize their downtowns.

Eligible Applicants:  municipalities

 

Economic Development Fund (EDF) Community Grants

The Economic Development Fund (EDF) finances projects and programs that create and/or retain jobs, improve the local and/or regional tax base, or otherwise enhance the quality of life in the community.

Eligible Applicants: cities or towns not designated as "entitlement communities" by the US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

 

The Gateway Plus Action Grant assists local revitalization efforts through a state initiative designed to support affordable housing and economic development opportunities for mixed-income communities across Massachusetts.

Eligible Applicants:  municipalities defined as Gateway Cities under M.G.L. c. 23A section 3A

 

MassWorks Infrastructure Program

The MassWorks Infrastructure Program provides a one-stop shop for municipalities and other eligible public entities seeking public infrastructure funding to support economic development and job creation.

A consolidation of six former grant programs: 

  • Public Works Economic Development (PWED),
  • Community Development Action Grant (CDAG),
  • Growth Districts Initiative (GDI) Grant Program,
  • Massachusetts Opportunity Relocation and Expansion Program (MORE),
  • Small Town Rural Assistance Program (STRAP),
  • Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Program

For public infrastructure to support:

  • Economic development and job creation and retention,
  • Housing development at density of at least 4 units to the acre (both market and affordable units),
  • Transportation improvements to enhancing safety in small, rural communities

Eligible Applicants:  municipalities and other public agencies with a charter that enables them to accept state grants on behalf of the municipality

 

Peer to Peer Technical Assistance Program Grants for Local Community Development Activities

DHCD awards small grants to CDBG non-entitlement communities to hire Peer Consultants for short-term problem solving or technical assistance projects that support local community development activities.

Eligible Applicants: cities or towns not designated as "entitlement communities" by the US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).