Boston Contracting Opportunity Fund
The Fund provides grants up to $15,000 to help with expanded rental space, equipment and/or inventory purchases, business bonding and insurance, or operating capital.
“We must use every tool possible to break down barriers for businesses looking to win City contracts, expand economic opportunity, and ensure Boston is a city for everyone."
-Mayor Michelle Wu
About the fund
- Waste collection & management
- Snow removal & landscaping
- Design & architectural services
- Food and dining services
- Construction - Plumbing & HVAC services
- Construction - Electrical work
- Construction - General contracting services
- Construction - Roofing, siding, and flooring work
- Construction - Insulation, drywall, masonry, and weatherproofing work
- rental space
- equipment and inventory purchases
- business bonding and insurance, or
- operating capital.
Our goal is to help small, local businesses build their operational capacity and level the playing field for historically disadvantaged businesses interested in City contracts:
- women (WBE)
- minorities (MBE)
- veterans (VOSB/SDVOSB), or
- certified Small and Local (SLBE) businesses.
Does my business qualify?
Find out if your business qualifies for the Boston Contracting Opportunity Fund!
This year, we are prioritized the following sectors: Waste collection & management; Snow removal and landscaping; Design & architectural services; Food and dining services; other; and Construction (subsectors below).
Construction Subsectors: Plumbing & HVAC services; Electrical work; General contracting services; Roofing, siding, and flooring work; Insulation, drywall, masonry, and weatherproofing work.
Applicants must be:
- a certified MBE, WBE, or SLBE with the City of Boston's Supplier Diversity Program, or
Note: Not certified with the City of Boston Supplier Diversity Program? Begin your application.
- eligible to be certified and apply for certiﬁcation before the Fund application closes. NOTE: the 2023 application has closed.
Applicants must also be in good standing with the City of Boston.
Applicants must show how funding will increase their capacity to bid for City contracts and commit to providing supporting documents for grant expenditures.
Non-profit organizations are not eligible for this fund.