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City Council Committee on Strong Women, Families, and Communities hearing on Dockets #0825-0826, and #1011

A hearing regarding the authorization of various grants.

The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. Docket #0825

    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Six Hundred Seventy Two Thousand Six Hundred Eighty Five Dollars and Sixty Cents ($672,685.60) in the form of a grant for the FY22 YouthWorks, awarded by the MA Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, passed through the Economic Development & Industrial Corporation of Boston, to be administered by the Youth Engagement & Employment. The grant will fund the Summer 2021 Success Link Employment Program.

  2. Docket #0826

    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Four Hundred Seventy Six Thousand Sixty Six Thousand Dollars ($476,666.00) in the form of a grant for Nutrition Services for Boston elders, awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, passed through the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs to be administered by the Age Strong Commission. The grant will fund the FY21 Title IIIC Supplemental.

  3. Docket #1011

    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Million Seven Hundred Sixty Eight Thousand Three Hundred Seventy Eight Dollars and Fifty Six Cents ($1,768,378.56) in the form of a grant for the FY22 State Elder Lunch Program, awarded by the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs to be administered by the Age Strong Commission. The grant will fund nutrition services for up to 284,394 older adults in the City of Boston at $6.24 per meal.

    These matters were sponsored by the Administration, and were referred to the Committee on June 30, 2021 (0825-0826) and September 29, 2021 (1011).

    NOTICE: The Boston City Council may have a quorum in attendance due to standing committees of the City Council consisting of both voting and non-voting members. However, members attending this duly posted meeting are participating and deliberating only in conjunction with the business of the standing committee.

    Attendance

    In accordance with Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021, modifying certain requirements of the Open Meeting Law and relieving public bodies of certain requirements, including the requirement that public bodies conduct its meetings in a public place that is open and physically accessible to the public, the City Council will be conducting this hearing virtually. This enables the City Council to carry out its responsibilities while adhering to public health recommendations and ensuring public access to its deliberations through adequate, alternative means.  The public may watch this hearing via live stream at boston.gov/city-council-tv and via broadcast on Xfinity 8/RCN 82/Fios 964.

    Public Testimony

    Written testimony may be sent to the Committee or staff email (below) and will be made a part of the record and available to all Councilors. Members of the public wishing to testify virtually via videoconference should email the staff contact for a link and instructions to do so.

    Staff Contact: Shane Pac

    Committee Emailccc.swfc@boston.gov 

    Staff Emailshane.pac@boston.gov  Staff Telephone: 617-635-3040

    Broadcast on Xfinity 8/RCN 82/Fios 964 and streamed at: boston.gov/city-council-tv

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