As of January 8, 2018, the City of Fitchburg's 2018 Community Development Grant Program is now accepting grant applications from not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organizations that serve Fitchburg residents in the one of the following priority neighborhoods: Verona Road West/Jamestown; Belmar/Dunn's Marsh; and North Fish Hatchery Road/Leopold. In all $50,000 is available for the 2018 funding cycle, with a maximum award of $10,000 per organization. Applications will be accepted through March 5, 2018 at 11:59 p.m., and funding will be allocated in late April 2018.
These funds are intended to strengthen and enhance priority neighborhoods using a variety of innovative approaches that will have a long-term impact on residents and/or physical environments in Fitchburg. Grant focus areas include: arts and culture; children and youth; community and economic development; the elderly; the environment; learning; and organizational capacity building.