Critical Community Needs

This grant program covers especially severe challenges to the welfare and safety of people in North Central Massachusetts.

The 2020 Critical Community Needs Program is accepting applications for programs and projects operating within our 33-community region that seek to address:

  • Opioid and other substance use disorders;
  • Homelessness, especially those providing low-threshold services;
  • Suicide prevention.


November Grant application deadline
December Award Decisions


This grant program is now closed to new applications for 2020.

If you have questions, please contact Tammy Staal at

Grantee Reporting

Interim Progress Report
To be completed after month 6 of the granted project.

Final Progress Report
To be completed within 45 days of the end of the grant period.


649 John Fitch Hwy
Fitchburg, MA 01420


Phone: 978-345-8383
Fax: 978-345-1459
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