Critical Community Needs

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

The 2021 Critical Community Needs Program is accepting applications for programs and projects operating within our 33-community region that seek to address challenges faced by the region's most vulnerable residents and the people who serve them, including:

  •  Homelessness;
  •  Opioid and other substance use disorders; 
  •  Depression, trauma and behavioral health challenges;
  •  Domestic Violence;
  • Medical emergencies


October 17 Applications open
November 24 Grant application deadline
Mid-December Award Decisions


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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