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BPDA opens applications for $150,000 of community benefits funding secured through public process for Omni Hotel

Sep 03, 2019

The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) is now accepting applications for the first round of community benefits funding, approximately $150,000, which was secured through the Article 80 process for the Omni Hotel project located on Summer Street in the South Boston Waterfront. 

Funding will be prioritized for applicants whose services benefit local residents and whose programming relates to youth education and pre-high school and/or college counseling and test preparation, and/or supports local youth sports and recreational programming through existing non-profit organizations. 

In 2017, the BPDA Board approved the Omni Hotel Project after a public and transparent community process. As part of this process, the BPDA secured a $300,000 contribution from the developer that would be used to benefit the surrounding community.

To be eligible for this community benefit funding, an applicant must be a non-profit operating in Massachusetts and/or an organization that has identified a local non-profit as its fiscal agent. All awards will be subject to BPDA Board approval. 

Interested and eligible applicants are encouraged to apply before Tuesday, October 1, 2019. 

The application is linked here.

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