Governor Deval Patrick's Budget Recommendation - House 2 Fiscal Year 2009

Governor's Budget Recommendation FY 2009

4590-1506 - Violence Prevention Grants

Account Description FY2008
House 2
4590-1506 Violence Prevention Grants
For a program to be administered by the department of public health to support the establishment of a comprehensive youth violence prevention program; provided, that the department shall work with the executive office of public safety and the executive office of labor and workforce development to determine grant funding; provided further, that the commissioner of public health shall distribute grant funds through a competitive grant program that gives preference to applications that: (1) serve communities that have been identified by the department as being high risk communities for youth violence; (2) demonstrate multi-disciplinary collaboration, including youth serving community organizations, state agencies, local law enforcement, medical and public health professionals, and faith-based organizations; (3) utilize a youth development framework that includes addressing out-of-school time activities, mentoring, leadership training, employment readiness training, conflict resolution, education support, family support services and financial literacy; (4) provide positive programming during, but not limited to, the hours of 2 pm and 10 pm; and (5) demonstrate the ability to work with the department staff to conduct comprehensive evaluations of program development and implementation activities; provided further, that no contracts shall be awarded to law enforcement agencies; provided further, that the department of public health shall report to the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the contract amount awarded to each recipient and a description of each contract; provided further, that each recipient shall provide the department of public health with a comprehensive list of best practices that have been instituted as a result of these contracts; and provided further, that $1,700,000 be used to fund youth-at-risk matching grants
2,000,000 8,950,000

Increased funding to support and expand this intiative and consolidated with 4000-0112.



City / Town
House 2
Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, moved from 7007-0900 Boston250,000
MA Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs, moved from 4000-0112 Statewide1,600,000
DotWell Youth Services, moved from 4000-0112 Boston100,000

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