MAPC received $757,147.86 from the Senator Charles E. Shannon Jr., Community Safety Initiative (CSI) Grant Program to address and respond to youth violence in communities including Malden.
The CSI Shannon Grants funds organizations and municipalities looking for collaborative solutions to address youth violence and connect at-risk youth to resources and help. The program awarded a total of $11.2 million to 15 municipal grants consisting of 27 cities and 14 research partners in this round. With today’s announcement, the Baker-Polito Administration has awarded more than $62 million through this program since taking office.
Over the past year, the Shannon CSI funded 141 partner organizations and approximately 140 fulltime equivalent positions to address youth gang violence within these communities. In 2021, Shannon CSI partners served over 15,000 young people across the Commonwealth, representing a dramatic increase of youth participation in Shannon CSI-funded programs compared to 2020.