Block Grant Recipients


The Office of Housing and Community Development allocates over half a million dollars to a variety of community organizations providing an array of public services. The following list of organizations received Community Development Block Grant funds in Fiscal Year 2014.


  • Access for Community Enhancement Services, Inc. – Recreation and Social Activities for Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Art Therapy Inspirational Art for Seniors, Inc. – Art is Therapy
  • Coastline Elderly Services – Community Mainstream
  • Dennison Memorial Community Center – Academic Excellence Program
  • Dream Out Loud Center, Inc. – Creative Careers Program
  • Easter Seals – Training and Technology Center
  • Immigrants’ Assistance Center , Inc. – Social Services for Non-English Speaking Residents
  • New Bedford Art Museum and Community Art Center, Inc. – ArtMobile
  • New Bedford Art Museum and Community Art Center, Inc. – Teens Reach Beyond
  • New Bedford Department of Community Services – Senior Programs and Services
  • New Bedford Parks, Recreation & Beaches – Kennedy Summer Day Program
  • New Bedford Parks, Recreation & Beaches – Seasonal Training and Employment Program
  • New Bedford Parks, Recreation & Beaches – Supportive Recreation
  • New Bedford Police Department – Domestic Violence Intern Coordinator
  • New Bedford Whaling Museum – Youth Apprenticeship Program
  • NorthStar Learning Center, Inc. – Farmer’s Market at Clasky Common Park
  • PSILL, Inc. – Friends of SMEC – Transportation for Community Inclusion
  • South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc. – Housing Law Project
  • Team Builders, Inc. – House of Music
  • Trips for Kids New Bedford, Inc. – Explore Your Environment
  • The Boys and Girls Club – Youth Outreach Transportation
  • United Way Hunger Commission – Hunger Relief Project
  • YWCA of Southern MA. – Youth Without Limits