2021 Shannon Project

2021 Brockton Shannon Project
Request for Proposals

The 2021 Brockton Shannon Project, funded by the Massachusetts Senator Charles E.
Shannon, Jr. Community Safety Initiative, is accepting proposals for programs that will help
youth at risk for gang involvement. These proposals will be reviewed by the BPD Grants
Committee.
The Shannon Community Safety Initiative (CSI) is a multi-pronged approach to address a
community’s gang and youth violence problem through coordinated prevention and intervention,
law enforcement, prosecution, and reintegration programs using five strategy areas:

 Social intervention
 Suppression
 Opportunity Provision
 Organizational Change
 Community Mobilization
While all programs are welcome, the Brockton Shannon Project is especially seeking
trauma-informed, inclusive programs that directly connect youth to sustainable services and
resources. It is also looking for programs that address substance use, either of the youth
themselves or that of their parents/guardians, and those that address youth mental and behavioral
health.
Please submit proposals which address the following questions to Brockton Police
Department grant coordinator Michelle St. James, either via email
(mstjames@brocktonpolice.com) or by regular mail at Brockton Police Department, 7
Commercial St., Brockton, MA 02302, ATTN: Michelle St. James. The deadline for proposal
submission is September 4, 2020.
1. Describe your organization
a. What is your organization’s name and how long has it been operating?
b. What is the mission statement and what inspired you to create this organization?
c. Who is generally served by the organization
d. What has been your biggest success or what are you most proud of?
e. Please include proof of your organization’s 501(c)(3) status
2. Describe the specific program being proposed for Shannon Grant funding:
a. What is the project name?
b. What is the focus and goal of your program?
c. What activity is planned?
d. Who will be served?
e. Who is involved?
f. Where will it be held?

2021 Brockton Shannon Project
Request for Proposals

3. Is this a new program or is it already operational?
a. If it is already running:
i. How long has it been running?
ii. How many youth have taken part?
iii. What are the ages of the youth taking part?
iv. How do you select the youth who join your program?
v. What are your goals and desired outcomes for the program and how do you
measure success?
vi. How does your program reduce youth violence? How do you measure that?
vii. How will added funding improve the program?
b. If it is new:
i. Can you have it ready to go for the 2021 Brockton Shannon Project, which
begins in January?
ii. How many youth do you believe will take part?
iii. Which youth will be targeted for this program and how will they be
recruited/selected?
iv. What are your goals and desired outcomes for the program and how will you
measure success?
v. How does your program reduce youth violence? How can you measure that?
4. Submit a budget explaining how much money is needed and what it will be used for.
a. Preference will be given to programs which provide a written commitment to
match grant funds with a 25% in-kind match or cash match from public or private
sources.

5. Prepare a brief presentation for the Brockton Police Department Grants Committee
a. After proposals have been reviewed by the grants committee, those programs
which show the most promise will be required to be presented to the committee.
b. This presentation will allow programs to show as well as tell how they work.

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