City Hall - Brewer, Maine

Community Development Program

City of Brewer is Seeking $500,000 Community Development Block Grant for Home Improvement Projects

There will be a public hearing on April 15, 2015 at 6:00pm in City Hall Council Chambers.  The meeting is not mandatory for pre-application individuals, however, if you are able to attend your support will be appreciated.  Attendance at the public hearing will help strengthen the City of Brewer’s application process.  The meeting will serve to show support for the program, inform interested members of the public about our grant efforts and solicit any comments from the public on this program.


The City of Brewer has submitted a Letter of Interest to the Department of Community and Economic Development (DECD) for a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDGB) for the purpose of providing grant funds for single and multi-family home improvement projects within the City of Brewer;  currently we have been authorized to submit a full application.  Projects may include, but are not limited to, energy efficiency upgrades (windows, doors, insulation), life safety improvements (electrical, fire, smoke, carbon monoxide alarms), roof repairs, heating system upgrades, ADA accommodations, and other similar home improvement projects.

If the City of Brewer is awarded this grant and funding is made available, individuals who have completed a pre-application survey will be contacted and requested to complete a full application.

Brewer residents or landlords who have not yet applied but are interested in this program should download the pre-application survey for either single family home or rental property and return it by the public hearing date.  If you have already filed an application you do not need to resubmit another one, we have the previous years applications on file and will contact you to complete a full application if the funding is made available.

If you are interested in serving on the CDBG review committee or have questions regarding this program please contact James Smith, Assistant City Manager at 989-7500, or by email at