Community Development Strategy Meetings

Residents are invited to attend a meeting to review and revise the towns Community Development Strategy (CDS), which is used in part to establish goals and priorities for various town activities.  Examples of these municipal goal categories are Affordable Housing, Transportation, Land Use, Natural Resources and Health and Human Services.  The CDS is also a required document for a town’s eligibility for participation in the yearly submission of the Community Development Block Grant.  In the recent past, the grant has provided assistance to low-moderate income residents with the following type of services: housing rehabilitation, elder services – both in home chore assistance and medical checks -, food pantry and childcare assistance.    Community input and participation is part of life in the hilltowns. Come share your thoughts and ideas. 


Please consider attending the meeting in your town:

Goshen: Tuesday, July 5th at 6:45 p.m., Town Offices

Worthington: Tuesday July 12th at 7:30 p.m., Town Offices

Williamsburg: Thursday July 21st, at 7:00 p.m., Town Offices


For more information, contact Bea, Hilltown CDC’s CDBG Grant Manager, at  or 296-4536, ext 115.


Puplic Hearing - CDBG FY16


for the planning of the FY16 CDBG Grant

Participating communities: Chesterfield, Cummington, Goshen, Peru, Plainfield, Westhampton and Worthington

Where: Town of Chesterfield Select Board Meeting Room

When: Monday, January 11th 2016, 6:00 pm


Come Share your input on proposed projects:

·      Housing Rehabilitation

·      Hilltown Elder Network

·      Health Outreach Program for Elders

·      Childcare Subsidy Program

·      Hilltown Family Support

·      It Takes a Village

Request for Proposals - Social Service Program


Notice of Availability of
Request for Proposals

 Public Social Service Programs
Town of Chesterfield

Hilltown Community Development Corporation has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for social service programs for inclusion in the MA Community Development Block Grant Program Application for FY16 on behalf of the lead town of Chesterfield.

Responses are due at the Hilltown CDC offices by Monday, December 7, 2015 by 3:00 PM.

For further information or to obtain a copy of the RFP, contact Bea von Hagke at Hilltown CDC (413) 296-4536 ext. 115. Or