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City of Lawrence announces Community Development Block Grant for Massachusetts


The City of Lawrence’s Community Development Department is seeking proposals and input for inclusion in its Action Plan for the City’s Fiscal Year 2023.

Donor Name: City of Lawrence

State: Massachusetts

City: Lawrence

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 01/21/2022

Grant Size: $30,000


The primary objective of the CDBG program is to benefit low and moderate-income (LMI) persons whose family income is at or below 80% of the area median income and/or who reside in census tracts with at least 51 % of the population at low and moderate-income levels.

Priority Needs

  • Economic Development
    • Expand the business base through redevelopment or investment in commercial properties and creation of local employment opportunities for residents
  • Public Facilities, Par and Open Space
    • Protect historic public spaces, open spaces and community gardens
  • Public infrastructure 
    • Improve streets, sidewalks and water/sewer infrastructure; increase access and utilization for all residents Affordable Housing  Increase the availability of affordable housing – both rental and homeownership – and improve the condition of the City’s aged housing stock – Assistance to homeless and households experiencing housing instability
  • Public Services 
    • Provide essential services that improve the quality of life and opportunities to low and moderate income persons, especially youth, elders, and special needs persons

Funding Information

  • Youth Training/Leadership Development : Max. Grant- $30,000 Min. Grant- $10,000
  • Food, Nutrition, Health : Max. Grant- $20,000 Min. Grant-$10,000
  • Adult Education/Training : Max. Grant- $30,000 Min. Grant$10,000
  • Housing Support COVID-19 Related : Max. Grant-$10,000 Min. Grant$5,000
  • Public Facilities Rehab : Max. Grant-$10,000 Min. Grant$5,000

Eligible CDBG Activities

Activities that are eligible for CDBG funding include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning,
  • CDBG Program administration costs, Economic Development activities, including microenterprise assistance
    and lending to for-profit businesses,
  • Public services, such as employment assistance, crime prevention, substance abuse, child care, health care, transportation, youth programs, fair housing counseling, etc.,
  • Acquisition of real property, City of Lawrence Community Development Block Grant Application FY 2023
  • Clearance and demolition,
  • Rehabilitation of privately or publicly owned commercial, residential and industrial buildings,
  • Housing rehabilitation,
  • Construction, reconstruction or installation of public facilities including, but not limited to the creation of parks, playgrounds, streets and sidewalks, public buildings (except for buildings for the general conduct of government),
  • Historic Preservation,
  • Related relocation, clearance and site improvements, and
  • Homeownership assistance.

Ineligible Activities: 

The lists of activities that are not eligible for CDBG funding include, but are not limited to:

  • Buildings used for the general conduct of government,
  • Purchase of equipment (if not part of an eligible program),
  • Operating and maintenance expenses,
  • General Maintenance and/or repair of public facilities and infrastructure,
  • Payment of salaries for staff, utility costs and similar expenses necessary for the operation of public works and facilities,
  • General government expenses,
  • Political activities, and
  • New housing construction

 For more information, visit Community Development Block Grant.

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