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Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development. Deval Patrick, Governor Timothy P. Murray, Lt. Governor Tina Brooks, Undersecretary. Funding Opportunities. Community Development Action Grant Peer – to – Peer Priority Development Fund Massachusetts Downtown Initiative

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Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development

Deval Patrick, Governor

Timothy P. Murray, Lt. Governor

Tina Brooks, Undersecretary


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Funding Opportunities Development

  • Community Development Action Grant

  • Peer – to – Peer

  • Priority Development Fund

  • Massachusetts Downtown Initiative

  • Community Development Block Grant


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Community Development Action Grant (CDAG) Development

  • Bond funded program

  • Cities and Towns eligible

  • Infrastructure Improvements and other activities

  • Notice Interest to Apply

  • Under Review

  • Contact CDAG Coordinator 617-573-1400


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Peer – to - Peer Development

  • Technical assistance for community development and capacity building; problem solving

  • Non-Entitlement communities

  • Available on-going

  • $1,000 for up to 30 hours of assistance

  • Application on DHCD website; Contact coordinator 617-573-1460


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Mass Downtown Initiative (MDI) Development

  • Range of services and assistance for downtown revitalization

  • “Desktop” TA – On-going assistance; How To…

  • Education and Training - Workshops

  • TA Site Visit – Non-Entitlements: Up to $10,000 in consultant services

  • Contact program coordinator 617-573-1400


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Priority Development Fund Development

  • Planning assistance to help communities increase housing production

  • One-third reserved for smart growth overlays under Chapter 40R

  • Cities and Towns

  • Applications on a rolling basis up to $50K

  • Go to DHCD website for more detail and application - www.mass.gov/dhcd


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CDBG – What Is It Development

  • Federal Formula Grant Program – HUD

  • Approx $33 Million annually – State to Communities

  • Allocate award to four program components based on determination of need

  • Non-Entitlement Communities

  • Grants are awarded to communities on a competitive basis annually


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How it works continued Development

  • Applications evaluated on Need; Impact Community Involvement; Feasibility (readiness to proceed)

  • Applications On – Line in February

  • Typical awards are between $700K and $900K for single or multiple activity grants

  • Eligible activities include: Planning; Housing/Commercial rehab; Infrastructure improvements; Construction/Rehab of community facilities; Public Social Services


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Things to think about Development

  • National Objective

  • Community Development Strategy

  • Target Area and Activities

  • Commonwealth’s Sustainable Development Principles

  • Environmental Review

  • 18 month grant period


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Contact DevelopmentInformation

Mark Southard

Phone: 617-573-1436

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.mass.gov/dhcd

Click on: Community Development then Grant and Funding Programs


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