Hayden Announces 2023 Community Reinvestment Grant Program
District Attorney Kevin Hayden announced that community non-profit organizations in Suffolk County can apply for grants of up to $10,000 through his officeâ€™s Community Reinvestment Grant (CRG) program.
â€œItâ€™s more important than ever for our neighborhood-focused service organizations to engage with residents of all ages throughout the county, and Iâ€™m looking forward to presenting the next round of funding to help them do that,â€ Hayden said.
The CRG program will provide funding of up to $10,000 to 501(c)3 nonprofits that provide programming designed to prevent youth violence, substance use disorder, or substance use treatment in Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop. State law allows prosecutors to distribute up to 10 percent of assets seized in narcotics prosecutions to community-based organizations for crime prevention and substance use treatment.
The deadline for submissions is May 19, and Hayden expects to announce grant recipients on June 1.
More information on the CRG program can be found at Community Reinvestment Grant â€” Suffolk County District Attorneyâ€™s Office (suffolkdistrictattorney.com).
Boston Magazine Names Sen. Lydia Edwards One of 2023â€™s 150 Most Influential Bostonians
Last week, Boston Magazine released its annual selection of the most influential
Bostonians, adding Senator Lydia Edwards to this list. According to Boston Magazine, a publication reporting on Greater Boston since 1805, increasing the list to 150 spots mirrors â€œthe more-diffuse nature of power across the city as the former old boysâ€™ network becomes more diverse and inclusive.â€ In fact, nearly half of this yearâ€™s list is comprised of women.
In selecting her for this yearâ€™s Most Influential Bostonians, Boston Magazine highlights Senator Edwardsâ€™ work on the Commonwealthâ€™s mounting housing shortage crisis. Within one year, Edwards was appointed to the position of Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Housing for the 2023-2024 Legislative Session. Boston Magazine also emphasizes the importance of Edwardsâ€™ unique ability to make lasting and powerful relationships with key stakeholders and decisionmakers in the Commonwealth as a central reason in positioning her among this yearâ€™s list of Bostonâ€™s most effective and celebrated leaders.
The final list of Boston Magazineâ€™s 150 Most Influential Bostonians reflects a profound shift toward leadership gender parity. Massachusetts residents can expect Edwards to continue to fight for the needs of her constituents. â€œIâ€™m honored and grateful to have the opportunity to serve. Like with all accolades, I did not get this on my own. My family, staff, colleagues, and constituents all played a part and helped me. Even those that disagree with me teach me through respectful discourse. All I can say is thank you.â€ Read more about Boston Magazineâ€™s May 2023 issue listing the 150 Most Influential Bostonians, here: https://bit.ly/3UUWGan.