The grant application for FY2024-2026 is now closed.
The Healey-Driscoll Administration is pleased to announce the third round of the Community Empowerment and Reinvestment Grant Program. This program seeks to develop, strengthen, and invest in community-led efforts to bring positive economic outcomes to communities that face historically disproportionate challenges to economic growth. Specifically, the program was developed to support communities with high rates of criminal justice system involvement, widespread poverty, and large groups of disadvantaged and underrepresented populations.
The Community Empowerment and Reinvestment grant program is administered by the Executive Office of Economic Development (EOED) and offers flexible grant funding to support local partnerships. The program is designed to support projects in communities and neighborhoods across the Commonwealth that are led by these community-based coalitions, to carry out programming that meets the goals of the program as outlined in the state budget line item.
Like EOED’s Urban Agenda Grant Program, the initiative seeks proposals for projects and programming that entail community-driven responses to community-defined economic opportunities, and that build leadership, collaboration, and capacity at the local level. EOED recognizes that some communities face unique challenges, and that the path to success lies in tapping into and strengthening the unique local assets that they already possess.
The program will make general operating grants, on a competitive basis, primarily to projects proposing to mitigate the negative impacts of criminal justice involvement through education, training, and small business development, as well as recovery, prevention, and other social support services to individuals and families that to help reduce justice system involvement. The program will not fund capital projects or purchases, including but not limited to real property purchase and/or renovation.
How to Apply/Key Dates
The application is now closed.
Community Empowerment and Reinvestment Grant Program FY24-26 Budget Form (to be completed and uploaded into the application)
Community Empowerment and Reinvestment Grant Application Template FY24-26 (PDF)
The informational webinar was held on August 22, 2023 via Zoom. Watch a recording of the webinar here.