Community Development Block Grant Program [cdbg]
The Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program provides the basic funding necessary to administer the many housing, public works, economic development, and public service activities which help to further the city’s overall community development objectives. This program is intended to support the city as it continues to grow and improve, and to help serve the most vulnerable members of our community.
Some of the accomplishments managed through the Community Development Office include:
- Construction of new energy-efficient single family housing and rehabilitation of affordable housing throughout the city’s older neighborhoods.
- Curb re-setting.
- Demolition of hundreds of unsafe and abandoned buildings throughout the city
- Improvements to public facilities such as parks and playgrounds and various city buildings including the Senior Center, Library and City Hall.
- Provision of essential public services ranging from after school programs for youth to assistance to senior citizens to police walking patrols and drug enforcement activities.
- Safety and beautification improvements, including street trees.
- Street and sidewalk improvements along many of the city’s entryways, including accessibility improvements.
Current CDBG funded programs which are carried out by other entities:
- Boys and Girls Club After School Transportation Program
- NewVue Communities Small Business Assistance
- North Star Family Services Family Shelter
- YMCA Youth Program
- Our Father's House Outreach
- Board of Health Drug Enforcement
- Police Drug Enforcement
YEAR 47 CDBG ACTIVITIES
(July 2021-June 2022)
The City of Fitchburg received $586,047 after the CARES Act passed in March 2020. An additional $435,362 was announced in September 2020.
For more information about CARES Act funding, email Cindy Dalton at CDalton@FitchburgMA.gov
The City of Fitchburg’s Divisions of Housing and Development, is now taking applications from interested contractors in all residential construction trades to participate in a variety of housing and commercial rehabilitation programs funded through the City.
El Departamento de Desarrollo Comunitario de la ciudad de Fitchburg esta aceptando aplicaciones de contratistas interesados en todo tipo de oficio de construcción residencial para participar en una variedad de programas de rehabilitación de vivienda y comercio financiado por la ciudad.