Charity COVID-19

Grant Awarded for Downtown Hyannis’ Reopening

Downtown Hyannis

Hyannis, MA – MassDevelopment has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District for a program that will provide funding of approximately $500 to local businesses on Main Street to help them improve their storefronts and to add outdoor seating.

The Hyannis Business Reopening Beautification Boost Grants will assist businesses that are located in an area of Hyannis currently served by MassDevelopment’s Transformative Development Initiative. The funds are awarded through the company’s special Commonwealth Places COVID-19 Response Round: Resurgent Places, which was made available specifically to assist local economic recovery efforts as community partners prepare public spaces and commercial districts to serve residents and visitors.

In December 2020, MassDevelopment announced the availability of $390,000 in funding for a second Commonwealth Places COVID-19 Response Round: Resurgent Places. Nonprofits and other community groups can apply to MassDevelopment for seed grants of between $250 to $7,500 to fund inclusive community engagement, visioning, and local capacity building that will support future placemaking efforts, or implementation grants of up to $50,000 to execute a placemaking project.

For implementation grants, up to $10,000 per project may be awarded as an unmatched grant; awards greater than $10,000 must be matched with crowdfunding donations. Expressions of interest will be accepted on a rolling basis until June 30.