Community Planning Grant Program

Competitive capital grant program open to municipalities that have achieved the Housing Choice Designations. Grants fund infrastructure improvements in those communities that have shown commitment to advancing sustainable housing production.
The Community One Stop application period is currently closed.

Filipe Zamborlini, Community Grants Coordinator, Community Services Division

The Details of Community Planning Grant Program

What you need for Community Planning Grant Program

The Community Planning Grant Program provides funding for technical assistance for Community Planning projects. This competitive grant program awards funds based on the community planning or zoning project’s nexus with housing, transportation, infrastructure, economic development, and community development including funding for MBTA Communities seeking compliance with draft guidelines for M.G.L. Chapter 40A, Section 3A. Eligible Housing Choice and Rural and Small Town designated communities are also eligible for Community Planning grants funded through those respective grant programs, please review those program guidelines for more information. See the program guidelines below for a full description of the Community Planning Grant Program.


Please review the FY23 Guidelines for Community Planning Grants prior to submitting a full application.

How to apply Community Planning Grant Program

This program is part of the Community One Stop for Growth, a single application portal and collaborative review process of community and economic development grant programs that make targeted investments based on a Development Continuum. This process streamlines the experience for the applicant and better coordinates programs and staff on engagement and grant making. It also reorients the State from a passive reviewer of funding requests to an active partner in economic development strategy, priorities, and investment. Access to this program is exclusively available through the One Stop. Learn more about the One Stop.

Next steps for Community Planning Grant Program

For Award Recipients

Community Planning Grant Program applicants who have received a Community Planning grant will find additional resources, including quarterly reports and invoice templates and tutorial and webinar recordings, in the Award Recipient Resources page.

More info for Community Planning Grant Program

Community Planning Awards

The Community Planning Grant Program has been assisting communities throughout the Commonwealth plan for their future since 2022 (FY22). Learn about the projects that have been awarded Housing Choice Grants.


Please review the FY23 Guidelines for Community Planning Grants prior to submitting a full application.

Contact for Community Planning Grant Program