Community Development Block Grant Program  [cdbg]


The Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program provides the basic funding necessary to administer the many housing, public works, economic development, and public service activities which help to further the city’s overall community development objectives. This program is intended to support the city as it continues to grow and improve, and to help serve the most vulnerable members of our community. 


Some of the accomplishments managed through the Community Development Office include:
  • Construction of new energy-efficient single family housing and rehabilitation of affordable housing throughout the city’s older neighborhoods.
  • Curb re-setting.
  • Demolition of hundreds of unsafe and abandoned buildings throughout the city
  • Improvements to public facilities such as parks and playgrounds and various city buildings including the Senior Center, Library and City Hall.
  • Provision of essential public services ranging from after school programs for youth to assistance to senior citizens to police walking patrols and drug enforcement activities.
  • Safety and beautification improvements, including street trees.
  • Street and sidewalk improvements along many of the city’s entryways, including accessibility improvements.

Current Programs

Current CDBG funded programs which are carried out by other entities:


The department welcomes input from community members throughout the grant process, including two public hearings and a community input meeting. Public comment forms are available in English and Spanish by clicking here


Updated: Call to Artists! CDBG-funded Public Art in Downtown Fitchburg
The City of Fitchburg Community Development Department is seeking proposals for Public Art in Downtown Fitchburg. The proposal deadline has been extended to April 30, 2020. 

You may submit your proposal via Dropbox by clicking here.

To be added to our mailing list for the Public Art Project, please click here.

Public Art Virtual Info Session
Click here for the recording of the info session.
Click here for the info session slideshow

Contractors Wanted

The City of Fitchburg’s Divisions of Housing and Development, is now taking applications from interested contractors in all residential construction trades to participate in a variety of housing and commercial rehabilitation programs funded through the City. 

El Departamento de Desarrollo Comunitario de la ciudad de Fitchburg esta aceptando aplicaciones de contratistas interesados en todo tipo de oficio de construcción residencial para participar en una variedad de programas de rehabilitación de vivienda y comercio financiado por la ciudad.


(July 2020-June 2021)

CDBG-CV Activities

These funds have been granted to the City through the CARES Act.

CDBG-CV Action Plan and Amendments

A virtual public hearing will be held on Monday, May 18, 2020. Please email for information to access this hearing. 

Click here for a recording of the public hearing