Grants Management helps City departments to find and apply for federal, state, corporate and private grants. These grants provide new funding, or boost existing funding, for a broad range of city projects and initiatives.
Grants Management works closely with department heads and project managers throughout the City, as well as the Finance Department and Mayor's Office. Grants Management monitors websites and other sources of information on potential grant opportunities; informs City departments about grants that could support new or ongoing projects; helps departments to evaluate grant opportunities they have identified on their own; advises and assists departments with proposal development, writing, editing and submission; and supports departments' development of strategic partnerships, program budgets and supplemental materials.
Grants Management exists to support Somerville's municipal government and is not equipped to work individually with residents on personal or community projects. The following are suggested resources for residents who are looking for project funding, scholarships, housing assistance, non-profit or business development support: