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Shannon Community Safety Initiative (CSI)

The Shannon Community Safety Initiative (CSI) is aimed at reducing gang violence across the Commonwealth.

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PLEASE NOTE: This program is not currently accepting applications for funding.

The Shannon Community Safety Initiative (CSI) is a multi-pronged approach to address a community’s gang and youth violence problem using five strategy areas:

  • Social intervention 
  • Suppression 
  • Opportunity Provision
  • Organizational Change
  • Community Mobilization

The program incorporates the key elements of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Comprehensive Gang Model. The program supports regional and multi-disciplinary approaches to combat gang violence through coordinated prevention and intervention, law enforcement, prosecution, and reintegration type programs.

For information on related funding opportunities, visit pages for the Shannon CSI Local Action Research Partner and Shannon CSI Statewide Research Partner programs.


This funding opportunity is open to multi-disciplinary collaborations working to address high levels of gang violence in their geographic area. Multiple municipalities may apply together as a regional collaborative group, with one municipality serving as the lead applicant and as the fiscal agent for the group. Program partners may include local, state, and nonprofit organizations, as further outlined in the Availability of Grant Funding (AGF).

FY24 Key Dates and Materials

Key Dates:

AGF Posted: August 15, 2023
Proposals Due: October 17, 2023, no later than 4:00 p.m.
Anticipated Award Announcements: November/December 2023
Anticipated Grant Period: On or about January 1, 2024 through December 31, 2024

Application Materials:

FY24 Shannon CSI Availability of Grant Funds (AGF)

FY24 Shannon CSI Online Application Form

FY24 Shannon CSI Budget Workbook (Attachment A)

FY24 Shannon CSI Partner Selection Workbook (Attachment B)

FY24 Shannon CSI Crime Reporting Compliance Template (Attachment C)

OGR Subrecipient Risk Assessment (Attachment D)

Local Action Research Partners and Statewide Research Partner

In addition to direct programming, Shannon CSI funds are used to support a research component of the Shannon CSI program composed of the Local Action Research Partners (LARPs) and the Statewide Research Partner (SRP). LARPs provide strategic, analytic, and research support to individual Shannon CSI sites. The SRP provides similar support to OGR, the LARPs, and all funded Shannon CSI sites and partners without a LARP.

All Shannon CSI funding (site and partner, SRP and LARP) is awarded through a competitive process overseen by OGR's Justice and Prevention Division. OGR's Research and Policy Analysis Division (RPAD) provides support to the Shannon CSI in the form of data collection and analysis.

Resources for Grant Recipients

Program Impact

The Shannon CSI Statewide Research Partner prepared briefs for each Shannon program site as well as all programs statewide outlining how Shannon CSI grant funding was used in 2023 to address gang violence in each funded community.

Learn more about the program's impact by reviewing the site briefs provided on this page or by visiting our program partner site.

Boston Site Brief

Brockton Site Brief

Fall River Site Brief

Fitchburg-Gardner Site Brief

Haverhill-Methuen Site Brief

Holyoke-Chicopee Site Brief

Lawrence Site Brief

Lowell Site Brief

Lynn Site Brief

Metro Mayors Coalition Site Brief

New Bedford Site Brief

Pittsfield Site Brief

Springfield Site Brief

Taunton Site Brief

Worcester Site Brief

Massachusetts Statewide Brief (all sites)

Contact   for Shannon Community Safety Initiative (CSI)


35 Braintree Hill Office Park, Suite 302, Braintree, MA 02184

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