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

Grant Application and Award Approval Forms

Grant Application Approval Form

Grant Award Management Checklist

Grant Award Set-Up Request

Useful Tools

Federal Regulations: Information on Uniform Guidance and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars.
Grant Opportunities:
Mass.gov
Grants.gov
City of Boston Intergovernmental Funding
Proposal Assistance:
Proposal Writing Short Course (The Foundation Center)
Guide for Writing a Funding Proposal

Recent Grant Awards

April 2018 – The Baker-Polito Administration awards a $300,000 Land and Water Conservation Fund grant to Beverly 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 all kids 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 – The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development – Massachusetts Downtown Initiative Technical Assistance (MDI) Program awarded a $15,000 grant to assist the City of Beverly with a hotel feasibility study for the downtown.

February 2018 – North Shore Coalition of Mayors and Managers Receive $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.

February 2018 – The City of Beverly was 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 – The City of Beverly was 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.