Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

Job Training Assistance Available
Apply now to the Town of Yarmouth COVID-19 Relief Program

The Town of Yarmouth CDBG COVID-19 Relief Program may be able to pay for the job training you need. Yarmouth residents who are income eligible and work in Yarmouth may qualify. The program requires that either the resident or the business had or has a hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic (for example a past or current reduction of hours, temporary closing, extra operating costs, etc.). Click here for details and an application form.

Child Care Assistance Available
Apply now to the Town of Yarmouth COVID-19 Relief Program

The Town of Yarmouth is currently offering financial assistance with child care costs to eligible residents with a hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Summer camps may qualify and are considered on a case-by-case basis. To apply use this application or contact the Yarmouth Department of Community Development at or 508-398-2231, Ext. 1275. Equal opportunity. Income limits apply. Apply Now!

Small Business Help Available
Apply now to the Town of Yarmouth CDBG Grant Program

The Town of Yarmouth is offering a new round of funding to assist small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The program offers short-term working capital to cover expenses such as commercial rent and mortgage, payroll, and qualifying debt service when a business does not have the resources to cover these costs.  

Grants are capped at $5,000 per qualified business. The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is funded by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (US HUD).

To qualify businesses must:

  • be located in Yarmouth
  • have ten or fewer employees, including the business owner
  • demonstrate that the CDBG Funds are necessary and sufficient, when combined with othersources, to sustain the business and/or retain jobs held by low/moderate-income workers
  • have a business owner and/or employees which meet income requirements
  • complete and sign the application and submit with all requested documentation
  • execute a grant agreement
  • track and report on business performance in 3 and 6 months out from receipt of assistance

Other requirements may apply.

View Application:
CDBG Business Assistance Grant Program Application (Fillable PDF)
CDBG Draft Grant Agreement

For more information on additional state and federal business assistance programs currently being offered, please visit:


NEW! The Town's CDBG Annual Action Plan for the Program Year 2021 is now available for public Comment now through May 27, 2021.  This deadline for comment was extended as the US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development revised the Town's CDBG allocation to $124,817.   Click here to see draft Annual Action Plan   Send comments to Town of Yarmouth, CDBG Program, Dept. of Community Development, 1146 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA 02664 or to For more information please see the related legal notification:      Click here to see Legal Ad regarding new comment period on the draft Annual Action Plan  


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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. 

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  1. Mary Waygan

    Affordable Housing/CDBG Program Coordinator
    Phone: 508-398-2231, Ext. 1275