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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) - Program Year 47 (2021 - 2022)

Grants to Massachusetts Nonprofits and Agencies in
Eligible Locations to Benefit Vulnerable Populations

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City of Waltham

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Deadline Date:

03/19/21 4:00 PM ET


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Grants to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations and government agencies in eligible locations to benefit vulnerable populations. Funding is intended to provide public services to residents and for improvements to public facilities. Programs to benefit vulnerable populations must serve participants that live in households with an income at or below 80% of the HUD Income Limits. Activities must take place within the City of Waltham or provide services to Waltham residents.

Benefit LMI persons, as determined by the most current HUD Income Limits, or meet another national objective. If benefiting LMI persons, participants served must live in a household with an income at or below 80% of the HUD Income Limits for the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH metropolitan area. 

Alternatively to verifying participants’ income information, the following populations are presumed eligible:

  • Elderly persons,
  • Severely disabled persons,
  • Persons experiencing homelessness,
  • Illiterate adults,
  • Survivors of domestic violence,
  • Abused children, and
  • Persons living with AIDS.

Eligible activities can be found at

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148678

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include:
- Government Agencies: Includes public agencies, quasi-public agencies, commissions, or authorities.
- Private Nonprofit Organizations: Associations, corporations, and organizations (including faith-based organizations) that are recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and exempt from federal taxation.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Technical Assistance:
Two technical assistance sessions are scheduled to offer prospective applicants the opportunity to go through and ask questions pertinent to the guidelines and/or application materials.
- Session #1 – Tuesday, February 16, 2021 @ 3:00 PM ET
- Session #2 – Wednesday, February 17, 2021 @ 11:00 AM ET

See the URL for Full Text, below, for meeting link and information.

Pre-Application Information:

The following dates are important to the administration of CDBG PY47 funds and should be marked down appropriately by prospective applicants:
- Application Period Opening: Wednesday, February 10, 2021
- Technical Assistance Session #1: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 @ 3:00 PM
- Technical Assistance Session #2: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 @ 11:00 AM
- Application Deadline: Friday, March 19, 2021 @ 4:00 PM
- Evaluation of Applications: Monday, March 22, 2021 – Thursday, April 29, 2021*
- Funding Decisions: Thursday, April 29, 2021*
- CDBG-CV Funds Available: Immediately upon full execution of grant agreement (contract)

To ensure that funds can be distributed as quickly as possible if/once awarded, all prospective applicants are required to register with online Systems for Award Management (SAM) and the online Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) at the time of the application’s submission. There are no costs for either registration.
- For SAM registration: visit to create an account
- To register for a DUNS Number: visit

Contact Information:

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

Preferred Method: submit an application via:

First Alternative Method: send application via email to

Second Alternative Method: send via the United States Postal Service (USPS) or private mail carrier to:
City of Waltham Planning Department
Attn: CDBG PY47 Competitive Application
119 School Street
Waltham, MA 02451

Direct questions to:
The email above (preferred) or call (781) 314-3370

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Massachusetts: City of Waltham

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