BOSTON - The state this week announced the release of $7.74 million in Senator Charles E. Shannon Jr., Community Safety Initiative (Shannon CSI) Grant Program funds to communities across the state for their efforts to combat gang violence. The awards include funding for Quincy, which along with Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Revere, Somerville and Winthrop make up the Metro Mayors Coalition which is set to receive $434,786.
The grants provide funds to communities that demonstrate high levels of youth violence and gang problems, a comprehensive plan to work with multi-disciplinary partners and a commitment to coordinated prevention and intervention strategies. Funded strategies include social intervention and opportunity provision programs, as well as gang task force personnel costs and overtime.
The awards were made to 15 sites made up of 27 cities and 13 research partners through the Shannon Community Safety Initiative. With this announcement, the Baker-Polito Administration has awarded more than $33 million through the program since taking office.
For full press release from the Governor’s office, visit https://www.mass.gov/news/baker-polito-administration-awards-774-m-in-anti-gang-funding.