The Director of Grants is responsible for providing assistance to all City departments for the following:
- Research funding opportunities from federal, state, foundation and corporate giving sources
- Interpretation of grant application guidelines
- Apply for grants for new initiatives or existing projects
- Stewardship of grants received
- Training on pre and post-award grant administration
Grant Application and Award Approval Forms
Federal Regulations: Information on Uniform Guidance and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars.
Recent Grant Awards:
AUGUST 2018 – Beverly awarded a $717,800 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This 3-year grant will allow the City of Beverly to hire additional firefighters. Appropriate staffing levels allow our fire personnel to adhere to the many safety codes, enforcements and standards. By hiring additional fire department staff, service levels, emergency response times and department capabilities will be improved and strengthened to adequately serve the nearly 41,000 residents in Beverly. This grant will help the Beverly Fire Department increase safety for our citizens.
Beverly awarded a $400,000 Complete Streets Grant from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MDOT) to support the Cabot Street improvement and reconstruction project which will be from Winter Street to Abbott Street. This project will greatly improve the conditions on Cabot Street in Beverly, which is the primary street in Beverly’s downtown area.
JUNE 2018 – Beverly awarded a $32,500 Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program Grant from the Baker-Polito Administration. This grant award will fund a community resiliency planning process that will examine the vulnerability and strengths of our community and identify priority actions to combat effects of climate changes.
Beverly awarded a $20,000 First Responder Naloxone Grant from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS). This grant will help the fire and police departments be prepared on emergency calls to assist substance use and overdose victims.
MAY 2018 – Beverly awarded a $100,000 Community Compact Cabinet (CCC) IT Program Grant from the Baker-Polito Administration to upgrade and consolidate the fire and police department dispatch services as well as modernize the records management system (RMS).
Beverly awarded a $2,625 Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Equipment Grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration with the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, Office of Grants Research and Research-Highway Safety Division to purchase federally approved child passenger safety seats for use at the Fire Department child passenger safety check up and fitting station.
Beverly designated Housing Choice Community (HCC) by the Baker-Polito Administration and receives $30,000 Housing Production Technical Assistance Grant from Mass Housing. Beverly is one of 67 cities and towns in the Commonwealth to be designated a “Housing Choice Community”. The $30,000 grant will help drive housing production in Beverly and create vibrant, welcoming communities for our families, workforce and residents. Grant awards were announced at a ceremony the Massachusetts State House on May 14.
APRIL 2018 – Beverly awarded $300,000 Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant (LWCF) from the Baker-Polito Administration to upgrade Pete’s Park. The grant was awarded to renovate and make significant improvements to Pete’s Park and to provide access for all Beverly and North Shore residents to enjoy. These funds will allow Beverly to build Pete’s Park, fulfilling Pete Frates’ vision to provide complete playground accessibility to children in Beverly and throughout the region. Beverly resident Pete Frates inspired the Ice Bucket Challenge to strike out ALS and continues to demonstrate incredible courage and strength.
MARCH 2018 – Beverly awarded a $15,000 grant from the Massachusetts Downtown Initiative Technical Assistance (MDI) Program; Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development to assist the City of Beverly with a hotel feasibility study for the downtown.
FEBRUARY 2018 – North Shore Coalition of Mayors and Managers Receives $125,300 Commuter Shuttle Grant. The Metropolitan Area Planning Commission (MAPC) transportation staff with support from the North Shore TMA submitted a successful application for Efficiency and Regionalization grant funding on behalf the Mayor Cahill and the North Shore Coalition of Mayors and Managers to fund a shuttle to connect commuter rail to suburban work/residential locations. Partners for the shuttle along with routing between the Beverly Depot and locations in Beverly and Danvers are currently being explored.
Beverly awarded a $15,000 grant from the Massachusetts State Historical Records Advisory Board’s Preservation Grants for Veterans Collections, Sites and Memorials Program. The purpose of this grant is to create a new memorial at Vietnam Memorial Plaza at One Ellis Square to honor Vietnam Veteran’s.
JANUARY 2018 – Beverly awarded a $90,000 grant from the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health to create a Jail/Arrest Diversion Program. The $90,000 grant was awarded to hire a full time co-responder clinician who will support police departments on calls for individuals with mental health and/or substance use issues. This is a collaborative partnership grant that will support police departments in Beverly, Ipswich, Gloucester, Essex, Manchester and Rockport.