Grants Development

City of Somerville FY21 Budget

Mission Statement

To assist City departments with the development, preparation, and submission of proposals to public and private funders. Grants Development provides a broad range of services at differing levels of intensity, in order to help departments of all sizes and resource levels obtain specialized funding. This funding supports ongoing work as well as innovative and cutting-edge activities, and helps to reduce the City’s reliance on tax dollars to support its programs and services. In addition, Grants Development analyzes and assesses potential opportunities for viability and fundability so City departments can make smart decisions about where to apply their efforts and achieve greater efficiencies. Grants Development also serves as a repository of information and documentation on the City’s funding history, submitted grant applications, and current fundability with past funders and new funders under consideration.

Changes from FY20

The FY21 Grants Development budget proposes a reduction of Ordinary Maintenance lines by 29% from $8,700 to $6,200, due to elimination of Out-of-State Travel ($1500) and Out-of-State Conference lines ($1000)


There are no changes to Personal Services for FY20.

FY21 Budget Proposal

Departmental Organization

FY21 Positions Listing