Grants Office

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 and compliance of grants received
  • Training on pre and post-award grant administration

Grant Application Approval Form:
Grant Application Approval Form

Useful Tools:
Federal Regulations: Grant Policies – Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards: 

Grant Opportunities:
City of Boston Intergovernmental Funding
Massachusetts Municipal Association

Grants Resources & Support:
American Grant Writers Association
Guide for Writing a Funding Proposal
Introduction to Proposal Writing
Foundation Center
Grants Professionals Association
National Grants Management Association

Recent Grant Awards:

MAY 2019

Beverly awarded two grants from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Aeronautics Division to support the Beverly Regional Airport:  $33,885.63 grant for fencing & security and a $512,000 grant to purchase an airport sweeper machine for snow removal purposes.

APRIL 2019

Beverly awarded a $15,000 Survey & Planning Grant from the Massachusetts Historical Commission. This grant funding will be used to develop Beverly’s first comprehensive, city-wide historical preservation plan.  In addition, there is a $15,000 match that is being contributed as required from the Community Preservation Act (CPA) administrative funds.

MARCH 2019

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 research veterans’ grave markers to catalogue and digitize records into a database.  Additionally, government issued veterans headstones and markers in various Beverly owned cemeteries that are in need of restoration and/or repair will be cleaned/replaced.  Many veterans’ markers are in need of repair due to age, falling over, fractures, moss/lichen growth, and or damage from years of being exposed to extreme weather coupled with a lack of maintenance/neglect.

Beverly awarded a $4,369 grant from Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, Office of Grants and Research – Highway Safety Division (EOPSS/OGR/HSD) to for the Beverly Police Department to improve traffic safety on local roads for pedestrians and bicyclists.


Beverly awarded a $70,000 grant from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation – Aeronautics for the removal and replacement of fencing at the Beverly Airport.


Beverly awarded a $15,000 grant from the Department of Fish & Game: Division of Marine Fisheries – Small Grants Program for improvements and repairs to the Beverly Harbor Pier.

Beverly awarded a $5,407 grant for Student Awareness of Fire Education (SAFE) and $2,813 grant for Senior Safe education from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts – Office of Governor Baker.  This grant funding will be used to provide public fire and life safety educational programs which bring awareness of fire safety to both students and senior citizens.

Beverly awarded a $1,975 grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to present Summer STEAM Programs and to utilize Online Reading Tracking Software at the Beverly Public Library.

Beverly awarded a $450 grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) to present a Bubbleology Program at the Beverly Public Library. This grant funding will be used to offer Keith M. Johnson’s Bubbleology Program as an educational program to enhance the Library’s 2019 Summer Reading program.

Beverly awarded a $3,150 Youth Opioid Prevention Grant from the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office to deliver evidence based prevention programs to students at all grade levels about the dangers of opioids and other substance use.


Beverly awarded a $10,800 FY19 Traffic Enforcement and Equipment Grant from the Executive Office of Public Safety & Security (EOPSS) in partnership with the Office of Grants and Research/Highway Safety Division.  This grant funding will be used to improve traffic safety and increase enforcement efforts in Beverly.

Beverly awarded a $5,000 Massachusetts Cultural Council Cultural District Initiative Grant to support the Beverly Arts District (BAD).  This grant funding will be used to provide staffing, implementation of the district plan, assist with promoting programming and events, and to coordinate meetings with district partners.


Beverly awarded a $19,575 Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) from the Baker-Polito Administration.  This grant funding will help the Beverly Police Department purchase equipment that will provide additional protection for our law enforcement officers and enhance security in our community.   $1.3 million was awarded to 77 local police departments.

Beverly awarded a $56,000 Massachusetts Department of Transportation Community Transit Program Grant from the Baker-Polito Administration.  This grant funding will be used to purchase a new vehicle for the Council on Aging/Beverly Senior Center.  The Beverly Council on Aging Transportation Program provides services to many Beverly seniors and individuals with disabilities and gives approximately 7,000 rides a year.


Beverly awarded a $150,000 Housing Choice Community Capital Grant from the Baker-Polito Administration.  Grant funding will be used to conduct feasibility, design, and engineering to transform the Beverly Depot train station and the adjacent area into a multi-modal mobility hub.  A redesign of the Beverly Depot train station area will improve pedestrian and bicycle access for all users and will provide full ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) accessibility.

Beverly awarded a $12,500 Department of Energy Resources Municipal Energy Technical Assistance Grant to complete a heating system engineering study and bid specifications for the Beverly Department of Public Services Building.


Beverly awarded a $13,760 Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) Grant.  This grant funding will be used to purchase force protection equipment for our Fire Department personnel so they can respond effectively to potential active shooter and hostile events.  Equipment purchases include helmets, vests, and back packs which contain various medical supplies.  This grant will also fund active shooter/hostile event training which will help our first responders be prepared to use the equipment to provide triage, treatment, extraction and transport of victims in a rescue task force operation with a goal of saving lives.

Beverly awarded a $76,465 Port Security Program Grant from the Department of Homeland Security(DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency(FEMA).  Grant funding is for the purchase of a shallow water patrol craft.  The specialized vessel will be used to respond to a variety of incidents along Beverly’s busy 12.5 miles of coastline and in Beverly Harbor.  The Beverly Harbormaster will utilize the extreme shallow water patrol craft for emergency response and recovery situations, risk management, and for preparedness to rapidly deploy for mutual aid to neighboring oceanfront communities.  This craft will significantly improve the response and recovery capabilities of our Harbormaster department.

AUGUST 2018 

Beverly awarded a $31,500 Sustainable Materials Recovery Program/Recycling Dividends Program (RDP) Grant from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection’s Bureau of Air & Waste to assist the city in maximizing our recycling, composting, waste reduction programs and educating residents about the environmental benefits and cost savings of recycling.  Beverly is an eco-friendly, certified green community that is committed to environmental sustainability.

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.

JULY 2018

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.


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.


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.