Longwood Community Benefit funding available

The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) has released the application for community benefit grants of up to $75,000 in the Longwood Medical Area.

The funds are a result of the Longwood Center Project in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area. On April 29, 2008, the then Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved the project with an agreement that the developer would contribute funds to be used by organizations providing services in Longwood Medical Area or neighborhoods adjacent to the project.

In this round of funding, up to $75,000 will be available to eligible organizations interested in applying. The applicants’ services must benefit the Longwood Medical Area, Mission Hill, or adjacent communities.

Applicants are required to submit a detailed budget and comprehensive plan to the BPDA with a description of their objectives and the goals they hope to achieve if they receive funding.

The BPDA also grants community benefit funding for the Allston-Brighton and South Boston neighborhoods as a result of other major developments that were approved contingent on the agreement to contribute funding to the community.

The application deadline for Longwood Community Benefits is Sept. 13, by 5 p.m. For more information, visit bit.ly/2wc4tHp.

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