Community Planning Grant Program

Competitive grant program open to all municipalities, Local Redevelopment Authorities, and regional applications in Massachusetts. Grants fund professional services to complete Community Planning projects for a variety of activities related to land use.

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 will streamline the experience for the applicant and better coordinate programs and staff on engagement and grant making. It will also reorient 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 now exclusively available through the One Stop. Learn more about the One Stop.

What you need

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.

 

Learn about the projects that have been awarded Community Planning Grants.

Guidelines

How to apply

Online

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.

Contact

Filipe Zamborlini, Community Grants Coordinator Community Services Division

100 Cambridge St, Suite 300, Bosotn, MA 02114 

filipe.zamborlini@mass.gov 

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