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2020-2021 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Grants to Massachusetts Nonprofits and Agencies in
Eligible Regions to Improve Social Services and Facilities

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City of Waltham

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02/28/20 4:00 PM


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Grants to Massachusetts nonprofit and for-profit organizations, and government agencies in eligible regions to enhance urban communities through the implementation of effective social services programs and capital projects. Funding is intended for programs and activities that benefit the residents and communities of Waltham. In addition to funding, grants will offer activities specifically designed to increase the capacity of nonprofit organizations to carry out eligible neighborhood revitalization or economic development activities. Such activities may include providing technical assistance and specialized training to staff.

Priority funding categories and Five-Year Accomplishment Goals:

  • Provide Rehabilitation Housing Assistance: Rehabilitate 15 owner occupied homes
  • Provide Rehabilitation of Rental Units: Rehabilitate 10 affordable housing rental units
  • Provide Accessible and Sustainable Building Improvements: Assist 5,000 persons through accessibility improvements
  • Provide Diverse Public Services: Assist 12,500 persons

For additional information about activity eligibility for capital projects, see:

For additional information about activity eligibility for public services, see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148678

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants for capital improvement projects: The applicant must be the owner of the building / land where project is being proposed

Applicant eligibility for all projects:
-Governmental Agencies: Includes public agencies, commissions or authorities .
-Private Non-Profits: IRS recognized 501(c)3 organizations, associations, faith-based organizations or corporations with principal operations and/or client base in the City of Waltham.
-Private For-Profit Entities: Entities facilitating economic development by assisting micro-enterprises.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Technical assistance sessions were held on January 28 and 30, 2020.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be submitted no later than 4:00 PM, February 28, 2020.

Questions regarding the application can be directed to the Planning Department until February 26th at 4pm via email or phone.

Important Dates:
- January 23, 2020 5pm – Release of Funding Application
- January 28, 2020 5pm – Technical Assistance Session for Applicants
- January 30, 2020 2pm – Technical Assistance Session for Applicants
- February 28, 2020 by 4pm – All Applications for Funding Assistance Due
- April 9, 2020 5pm – Public Meeting Presenting Final Draft of 5 Year Plan

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Please send completed applications electronically to

Direct questions to the email address above or call 781-314-3370.

City of Waltham Planning Dept
119 School Street
Waltham, MA 27617

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