Composting and Food Waste Reduction Pilot Project

This program provides financial assistance to municipalities, school districts, counties, local governments, special district governments, tribal governments (State-designated Indian Tribes, Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments), or tribal organizations to carry […]

Farm Viability Enhancement Program

The purpose of the Program is to provide business planning and technical assistance to established farmers to increase the financial viability of their farm businesses, and to preserve and support […]

Urban Agriculture Grant Program

The purpose of the MDAR Urban Agriculture Program is to advance Commonwealth goals and objectives, leverage collective resources, and support projects designed to increase the production, processing, and marketing of […]

Audience:Cities and Towns, Non-Profits, Education, Small Business

Funder:Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources

Max Award:Commercial Urban Agriculture: $50,000 Community Garden and Food Production: $20,000 Land Acquisition: $100,000

Min Award:Commercial Urban Agriculture: $5,000 Community Garden and Food Production: $1,000

Match/Cost Share:25% for requests over $15,000 25% for land projects

TDI Creative Catalyst Grants

The Creative Catalyst Program aims to help mitigate stark inequalities in wealth formation and economic opportunities in Gateway Cities by providing flexible, neighborhood level funding for arts and culture. Additionally, […]

Massachusetts Preservation Projects Fund

Historic cultural resources in public and nonprofit ownership and use frequently suffer from deferred maintenance, incompatible use, or are threatened by demolition. These important resources represent a significant portion of […]

Audience:Cities and Towns, Non-Profits

Funder:Massachusetts Historical Commission

Max Award:$30,000 (pre-development) $100,000 (development or acquisition)

Min Award:$5,000 (pre-development) $7,500 (development or acquisition)

Match/Cost Share:50%

Destination Development Capital Grant

The competitive FY24 Destination Development Capital Grant Program will award funds to strengthen the economy of Massachusetts through destination development projects that enhance tourism sustainability and have the potential to […]

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 […]

Real Estate Services Technical Assistance

Real Estate Services Technical Assistance (RES) is part of the Community One Stop for Growth, a single application portal and collaborative review process of community development grant programs. For FY24, RES Technical […]

Collaborative Workspace Program

The Collaborative Workspace program is designed to accelerate the pace of new business formation, job creation, and entrepreneurial activity by supporting infrastructure that funds community-based innovation. The Program is part […]