Human Services

FY2017 CDBG Human Service Grants Request for Proposals
We are no longer accepting applications for the FY17 Human Service RFP

FY2017 CDBG Human Service Grants Complete Application (Fillable PDF)
FY2017 CDBG Human Service Grants Application (Word)

Supplemental Information:
HUD Income Limits
8 Benchmarks for Success
Technical Assistance Session (February 10, 2016)
Frequently Asked Questions

General Information
The Newton Housing and Community Development Program provides Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to agencies and City departments offering human services that benefit low- and moderate-income Newton residents. The City's CDBG human service funds are targeted to people whose incomes are at or below 80 percent of the Boston area median income. Click here for the current income guidelines. Additionally, the following groups are presumed eligible: severely disabled adults, battered spouses, abused children, homeless people, people with HIV/AIDS, people who are illiterate, and elderly people. Since the City of Newton received its first CDBG grant in 1974, over $12 million dollars has been allocated in support of Newton human service programs serving low- and moderate-income people.


All human service projects are selected through an open grant application process. The Human Service Advisory Committee (HSAC), an advisory body made up of Newton volunteers, reviews all human service applications using criteria that include project eligibility and a documented need for service. The HSAC then recommends that grant awards be made to applicant providers who best meet these criteria. These recommendations are reviewed by the Newton Planning and Development Board and approved by the Mayor before the grants are awarded.

Human Service Projects and Accomplishments (FY2014)

For more information on human services, please contact Rachel Powers, Community Development Programs Manager, at 617-796-1125 or

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