Fiscal Year 2023 Grant Application for Zoos in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Office of Business Development is accepting grant applications from zoos in the state that are “not under the purview of the Commonwealth Zoological Corporation” for Fiscal Year 2023, as authorized by line item 7007-0952 of St. 2022, c. 126 (FY23 Budget). The total amount of grant funds available is $500,000.

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Grant Contract Scope of Work, Budget and Use of Funds

If the grant is awarded, the grant proposal narrative and budget shall become the basis for the contract.  All documents deemed necessary by MOBD will be revised from the grant proposal and incorporated into the contract as attachments.

Grant Contract Duration

The grant contract term shall be from the date the grant contract is fully executed through June 30, 2023.


A final detailed report, along with the final budget, on the services provided under the grant contract is due no later than July 15, 2023.

Grant Contract Payment Process

The grantee shall submit invoices on a form provided/approved by the project manager, as well as any additional documentation required by the project manager, for cost reimbursement or periodic scheduled payments on a quarterly basis.

Payments are continent on the obligation of all grant funds by June 30, 2023.


Questions may be submitted to Nhat Le via email at, or by telephone at (617) 571-7432.

Forms Required to be Executed by Grantees

Acceptable Forms of Signature

Effective June 15, 2021, for all 1) Comptroller (CTR) forms, including the Standard Contract Form, W-9s, Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) forms, ISAs, and other CTR-issued documents and forms, or 2) documents related to state finance and within the statutory area of authority or control of CTR (i.e. contracts, payrolls, and related supporting documentation), CTR will accept signatures executed by an authorized signatory in any of the following ways: 1. Traditional “wet signature” (ink on paper); 2. Electronic signature that is either: a. Hand drawn using a mouse or finger if working from a touch screen device; or Page 2 b. An uploaded picture of the signatory’s hand drawn signature 3. Electronic signatures affixed using a digital tool such as Adobe Sign or DocuSign. If using an electronic signature, the signature must be visible, include the signatory’s name and title, and must be accompanied by a signature date. Please be advised that typed text of a name not generated by a digital tool such as Adobe Sign or DocuSign, even in computer-generated cursive script, or an electronic symbol, are not acceptable forms of electronic signature.

Grant Application

Date published: September 9, 2022

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