Boys and Girls Club to Share in City’s PNP

The Charlestown Boys and Girls Club will be one of 33 area non profits to share $394,000 in grant funding as part of the city’s Partners With Non-Profits (PNP) program.

Mayor Thomas Menino made the announcement last week and said the funds will be used for facility upgrades and on-site physical improvements at the Boys and Girls Club.

“I am proud that Partners with Non-Profits directly invests in organizations that offer so much to the people of Boston. The commitment of the community service organizations receiving grants today is an important part of helping make our city so strong,” said Menino.  “This program is a small but an important tool we use to ensure that these organizations continue to stabilize our neighborhoods.”

Since 1995, the Partners with Non-Profits program, operated by the City’s Department of Neighborhood Development (DND), has awarded more than $12 million in grants to neighborhood non-profits.  The program provides funding of up to $25,000 for capital improvements, such as handicap accessibility upgrades, code repairs, or other infrastructure renovations, to neighborhood-based non-profit organizations through a competitive Request for Proposals process. Grants are made possible by the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).