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This page is to provide access to local, state and federal agencies, private foundations or other on-line resources which distributes information and may be useful in stimulating creative grantsmanship and programming. If there is an on-line resource that your organization finds informative in addressing your needs and would like to share, e-mail us @ArtsGloucester . Write "ArtsGloucester - Community Resource Page" in subject box.

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Gloucester Health & Human Service Council

Gloucester Daily Times - On Line!


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Renewable Energy Project - Halibut Point State Park, Gloucester

new.gifMarketplace - Wellspring Marketplace builds small business through education, mentoring, networking and access to capital.

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National Endowment for the Arts Homepage - NEA, an independent agency of the Federal government charged with fostering the excellence, diversity and vitality of the arts in the United States and broadening public access to the arts.

National Enowment for the Humanities - NEH is an independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.

Massachusetts Cultural Council - The Massachusetts Cultual Council is a state agency dedicated to the belief that culture - the arts, sciences and humanities - can build stronger, more vital communities.

New England Foundation for the Arts - The NEFA connects the people of New England with the power of art to shape our lives and improve our communities. Provides support for artists in community, initiatives in the arts and community development, the arts and technology, cultural facilities..

Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities (MFH) - Established in 1974 as the state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities is a programming and grant-making organization that receives support from the NEH and the Massachusetts Cultural Council as well as private sources.

ArtUSA - AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS - implemented the ACA Catalog, a description of well over a hundred titles that can further your interests or provide practical answers on managing a career in the arts, measuring the impact of art education on students, exploring the issues of "cultural diversity", and many other timely topics.

National Science Foundation - NSF is an independent agency of the Federal government established to promote the progress of science and engineering. Grants and Program Deadlines information on-line.

Massachusetts Historical Commission - State Historic Preservation Office is authorized to identify, evaluate and protect the Comm. important historic & archaeological resources. Assists communities with listing properties in the National Register, grant assistance, public information.


HUD Massachusetts Office Community Planning and Development - Community Planning and Development (CPD) About the Office of CPD, Recipients of Formula Grant funds, Executive Summaries, Addresses & telephone numbers of CPD Staff

MASSACHUSETTS GOVERNMENT - Commonwealth of Massachusetts - MAGNet's Massachusetts Access to Government Information Server - Executive Branches

HUD - Department of Housing and Community Development

MA Deptment of Economic Development -

MA Office of Business Development - Massachusetts has cut through the bureaucracy to create a simple, streamlined approach to economic developmentassistance. Just call the closest One-Stop Business Center ofthe Massachusetts Office of Business Development (MOBD).

The Massachusetts Alliance for Small Contractors - is a nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to assist small, minority-owned and women-owned business enterprises [S/M/WBEs] to acquire the financial resources, and the technical and management skills necessary to develop, grow and compete in the construction industry as successful contractors. Successful contractors are those contractors who have adequate:

DHCD - Program Listing - Program descriptions, funding & service programs.

DHCD - Index of Effective Regulations for convenience only. Official version of these regulations available at the Sate House Bookstore.


Cyburbia -Planning & Architecture Internet Resource Center -Buffalo Univ NY
Cyburbia (formerly called PAIRC - The Planning and Architecture Internet Resource Center) contains a comprehensive searchable directory of Internet resources relevant to planning, architecture, urbanism and other topics related to the built environment. Cyburbia also contains information about architecture and planning related mailing lists and Usenet newsgroups, and hosts several interactive message areas.

Planning Commissioners Journal - publication designed for citizen planners, including (but not limited to) members of local planning commissions and zoning boards.

American Planning Association - Massachusetts Chapter: Bring together & support the people & groups in MA involved in the local, state & regional & national planning process. To promote and achieve planning that is better performed, better understood, and better respected.

MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning:

IEDC Online - In 2001, the Council for Urban Economic Development (CUED) and the American Economic Development Council (AEDC) joined forces to become one...the International Economic Development Council.

IEDC Data and Research Assistance - Coordinated development and investment decisions require a wide area of knowledge and a good deal of research. Save time: use these links to sites selected specifically for their application to economic development.

The Enterprise Foundations - is dedicated to bringing lasting improvements to distressed communities. Enterprise is a national, nonprofit housing and community development organization. It was launched in 1982 by Jim and Patty Rouse. Since then, Enterpriseand its related organizations have raised and leveraged $2.3 billion and helped to create more than 86,000 homes affordable to low-income Americans and to place more than 30,000 people in jobs.

The Agencies of the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Chambers of Commerce

North Shore Chamber of Commerce, Inc. - ...actively influencing public policy and events so that decisions by business and government result in an improved economy and quality of life for the region.

VIRTUAL CAPE ANN- Cape Ann's internet pages for commerce, news, entertainment and much more! You have to love these guys, they are fun! Stop by and tell them the ArtsGlo sent you.

Ipswich, MA Online! - Ipswich Online Sponsored by the Ipswich Business Association

Business Network International (BNI Gloucester Chapter) - BNI provides a structured and supportive system of giving and receiving business. It does so by providingan environment in which you develop personal relationships with dozens of other qualified business professionals.

Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce - 33 Commercial St. Gloucester 283-1601

The Financing Companion
Complete "how to" resource for locating business, commercial real estate IPO and venture capital financing. Includes free venture capital database, Financing News reprints and information on where to find alternative lenders.

National Archives and Records Administration

Nonprofit Resources Catalogue: Grants and Funding Sources - Personal project of Phillip A. Walker to catalogue Internet sites that benefit nonprofits. Site also offers "Fundraising and Giving", General Nonprofit Resources", United States Government. If site is busy try:

Renewable Energy Project - Halibut Point State Park, Gloucester


ArtsGloucester Foundations and Funding List Page: - Listings of Foundations and grants available.

ArtsGloucester ArtsEducation Funding Resources: - Listing of some funding sources for Arts Education.

The Foundation Center - Grantmaker Information: Includes annotated links (more than 150) to grantmaker Web sites and our newest initiative, "Foundation Folders," a free no-frills hosting service for foundations. The Fundraising Process: The nuts-and-bolts of the funding research process. Includes a glossary of terms, our popular Proposal Writing Short Course, a prospect worksheet, and downloadable common grant application forms.

Office of the Federal Register - The Office of the Federal Register (OFR), a component of the National Archives and Records Administration, provides ready access to Public Laws, Presidential documents, Federal regulations, and other official actions of the united States Government.

Nonprofit Resources Catalogue: Grants and Funding Sources - keep searching - creative thinking!



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