Rural and Small Town Grants

The Baker-Polito administration is pleased to provide a new grant program to provide communities funding for capital projects in Rural and Small Towns

Competitive grant program open to Rural and Small Town communities - towns with populations less than 7,000 or with a population density of less than 500 persons per square mile (measured by the 2020 US Census). Grants will fund infrastructure improvements and community planning needs in those eligible communities.

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 Rural and Small Town Grant Program provides funding for capital and community planning projects in Rural and Small Towns. This competitive grant program awards funds based on the project’s nexus with housing, transportation, infrastructure, economic development, and community development. See the program guidelines below for a full description of the Rural and Small Town Grant Program.
 

Learn about the projects that have been awarded Rural and Small Town 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, Boston, MA 02114 

filipe.zamborlini@mass.gov

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