Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program
Town of Yarmouth Launches Job Retention and Creation CDBG Grant Program
In response to the COVID-19 crisis the Town of Yarmouth has launched a job retention and creation grant program aimed at providing small businesses (10 or fewer employees) with short-term working capital in order to retain jobs held by low and moderate-income persons. This assistance will be in the form of a grant to reimburse businesses actual payroll expenditures.
The program budget is $60,000 and grants may range from $3,000 - $5,000 depending on the number of complete applications received by the Town prior to May 12, 2020 at 4:30pm. The Town may limit assistance to $1,500 per job. This program is funded through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) by the US HUD, which will be consulted to determine eligibility of each applicant business.
Program applications can be found below and can be submitted via email to Mary Waygan, Yarmouth CDBG Coordinator, at MWaygan@yarmouth.ma.us . Applications may also be mailed in to Yarmouth Town Hall at 1146 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA 02664 (Attn: Mary Waygan).
For more information on additional state and federal business assistance programs currently being offered, please visit: http://www.yarmouth.ma.us/1866/COVID19-Business-Assistance-Programs
NEW! The Town of Yarmouth intends to amend its Consolidated Plans and One-Year Annual Action Plans to allow for Job Retention and Job Creation town-wide, Special Business Assistance town-wide, improved public services including health services and food security, in order to provide a rapid response to the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19). Public comment on this matter is being accepted now, and only for FIVE DAYS. For more information click here:
NEW! The Town of Yarmouth has issued a Legal Notice announcing the availability of funds for Job Retention and Job Creation Programs in order to assist businesses impacted by COVID-19. For more information click here:
NEW! The TOWN of YARMOUTH's Draft 2020-2024 Five-Year Consolidated Plan and the 2020 Annual One-Year Action Plan is available NOW for review and comment at the link below listed under Public Documents. There is a hardcopy of the draft plans in a large manila envelope posted OUTSIDE ON THE SIDE ENTRANCE DOORWAY FACING WOOD ROAD of Yar
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Contact Information: Please contact the Department of Community Development at (508) 398-2231 ext. 1275 (TTD# 508-398-2231) with questions or inquiries about the CDBG Program.