The City of Springfield invites community based agencies to attend a bidders conference on Tuesday, September 15, 2009, at 1:00 p.m., at the New North Citizens Council, 2383 Main Street, Springfield, MA.
Information about the 2010 Shannon Community Safety Initiative grant application will be provided at the conference. The conference is aimed at providing participants with information on how to become funded and how to create proposals. Conference facilitators will be available to answer any questions conference participants may have.
The Senator Charles E. Shannon Community Safety Initiative (Shannon CSI) is a $13 million state grant program administered by the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) to "support regional and multi-disciplinary approaches to combat gang violence through coordinated programs for prevention and intervention". These multi-disciplinary approaches may include, but are not limited to, law enforcement initiatives such as anti-gang task forces and targeting of enforcement resources through the use of crime mapping; focused prosecution efforts; programs aimed at successful reintegration of released inmates and youth from juvenile detention; and programs that provide youth with supervised out-of-school activities.
Budget pages and program matrix forms are available for review at www.mass.gov/safety/shannon