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BPDA announces community benefits grants for Allston-Brighton, Longwood, and South Boston

Aug 23, 2017

The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) and the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development (OWD) have announced the release  of three applications for community benefits in Allston-Brighton, Longwood Medical Area/Mission Hill, and South Boston. Each of the community benefits grants is associated with a BPDA-approved project located in the neighborhoods eligible for said grants.

All applicants are required to submit a detailed budget and comprehensive plan to the BPDA, describing their objectives and the goals they hope to achieve if they receive funding. To learn more about application requirements and timelines by neighborhood, see below.

Allston-Brighton
As part of the approval of the WGBH facility at 1 Guest Street, WGBH contributed funds to be used by organizations providing services to residents in the Allston-Brighton community. In this round of funding, up to $60,000 will be available to eligible organizations interested in applying. The applicants’ services must benefit the Allston-Brighton neighborhood and/or community.

The application deadline for Allston-Brighton Community Benefits is September 12, 2017 by 5 p.m. The full application can be found here.

Longwood Medical Area and Mission Hill
On April 29, 2008, the then Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved the Longwood Center Project in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area. As part of this approval, the developer contributed funds to the BPDA to be used by organizations providing services in Longwood Medical Area and/or neighborhoods adjacent to the project. In this round of funding, up to $75,000 will be available to eligible organizations interested in applying. The applicants’ services must benefit the Longwood Medical Area, Mission Hill, and/or adjacent neighborhoods and communities.

The application deadline for Longwood Community Benefits is September 13, 2017 by 5 p.m. The full application can be found here.

South Boston
On August 12, 2010, the then BRA approved the Waterside Place project in South Boston. As part of this approval, the developer contributed funds to the BPDA to be used towards services for residents in the South Boston area. In this round of funding, up to $75,000 will be available to eligible organizations interested in applying. The applicants’ services must benefit the South Boston neighborhood or community.

The application deadline for South Boston Community Benefits is September 14, 2017 by 5 p.m. The full application can be found here.

Questions and concerns about any of the above applications should be directed to Brian Norton at Brian.Norton@Boston.gov or 617.918.5283.

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