Commonwealth Places Program

MassDevelopment’s “Commonwealth Places” is a competitive opportunity to advance locally driven placemaking in downtown and neighborhood commercial districts in eligible communities throughout Massachusetts. Placemaking is a collaborative process through which people in communities work together to improve vacant, underutilized or repurposed publicly-accessible spaces and maximize their shared value.

Commonwealth Places is now part of the Community One Stop for Growth, a single application portal and collaborative review process of community development grant programs.

Audience:Cities and Towns, Non-Profits


Pre-Application Date:March 17, 2023

Due Date:June 2, 2023

Max Award:$5,000 - $50,000 (Implementation Grants)

Min Award:$2,500 - $15,000 (Seed Grants)

Match/Cost Share:1:1 cash match is required.