Grants Division

The City of Gloucester Grants Division community development - grants.gifoversees several state and federal grant programs, including the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, HUD's HOME program, and local Community Preservation Funds, as well as several other grant programs. In this capacity the grants division also provides professional staff support to the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) and the City's Affordable Housing Trust. Find out more about Business Programs and Housing Programs.

Some initiatives, and joint-initiatives, of the Grants Division include: 


The Program Year 2023 Annual Action Plan Draft can be found by visiting: PY23 Annual Action Plan.

Join us Wednesday, May 3rd at 2:30PM in the Kyrouz Auditorium to hear more and provide suggestions! Questions or comments can also be submitted in writing. Any comments received in writing by May 14, 2023 will be incorporated. Comments can be emailed or mailed to the Grants Division. Hard copies of the plan are available at the City Clerks office and Sawyer Free Library temporary location. Copies available in additional languages upon request.

A Public Hearing to discuss the PY23 Annual Action Plan and public service application was held on January 10th, 2023.  To view the Presentation please visit: Gloucester 2023 AAP Presentation.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The Community Development Department utilizes Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to support local Public Services, Economic Development, First Time Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance, Housing Rehabilitation, and Public Facilities Projects. For more information, please contact us at (978) 325-5238 or via email at


Public Service Applications for PY22 are now CLOSED. The CDBG Public Hearing was held on March 16th, 2022.  To view the Presentation please visit Gloucester 2022 AAP Presentation.

Small Business Grant Program 

The City of Gloucester established the COVID-19 Emergency Small Business Grant Program to assist in the stabilization of existing small businesses within the City of Gloucester that have had significant business disruption due to the impact of COVID-19. These grant funds will assist small businesses in the City of Gloucester to cover working capital, wages, rent, loss of inventory, and other fixed costs. This program is not currently accepting new applications. Learn more. You can also go to the Small Business Grantee Portal - Neighborly.

First Time Homebuyers Down Payment Assistance

Plans and Reports

Public Notices  

  1. Community Development

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    3 Pond Road
    Gloucester, MA 01930


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  2. Grants Department