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Two Requests for Proposals (RFPs) have been issued to support the creation of one new substance use prevention coalition to address the unmet needs in a neighborhood of Boston and to support existing community coalitions in need of funding to strengthen their youth substance use prevention efforts.
There is an urgent need in the City of Boston to improve coordination and implement city-wide strategies to address substance use prevention. It is also essential to examine patterns of substance use differing by race, ethnicity, age, class and gender, which underscores the need to address health disparities, particularly racial and ethnic inequities.
In 2017, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and community stakeholders sat down to determine how best to support substance use prevention efforts across the City of Boston.
It was determined that a strategic plan was needed to guide efforts around youth substance use prevention in the city of Boston. And, once completed, MGH would invest more than $1.3 million* in community initiatives based on recommendations from the City of Boston’s Youth Substance Use Strategic Plan. In collaboration with an oversight committee and community advisors, it was decided that the funds would be used to:
Two Requests for Proposals (RFPs) have been issued:
Budget forms A and B, which are required attachments to complete either RFP, can be downloaded here.
Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for additional information (Note: FAQs were updated on 8/21/2018).
Questions can be submitted to MGHDON@PARTNERS.ORG. Please note that the deadline to send in questions is Friday, August 3rd, 2018.
All questions submitted, together with their responses, shall be posted to this website by Friday, August 10th, 2018.
The deadline for submissions is Friday, August 24th, 2018, at noon.
Read the full press release here.
*$1,316,714 actual amount of Determination of Need (DoN) funding.
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