City of Somerville

Agenda Item

Requesting the acceptance of a $60,000 grant from the MA Dept. of Public Health for the Health Dept.'s strategies to increase healthy eating and active living.


Category:Mayor's RequestPurposes:Grant/Gift

Official Text

Honorable Board of Aldermen:


The City of Somerville Health Department has been awarded a two year Mass in Motion/Community Transformation grant from the Massachusetts Department of Public health, Bureau of Community Health and Prevention via the Federal Center of Disease Control  in the amount of $60,000.00.


The purpose of this grant will be to implement policy, systems and environmental change strategies to increase healthy eating and active living.  


In accordance with M.G.L., Chapter 44, Section 53A, which requires a vote of the Board of Aldermen for the expenditure of grants, or gifts from the federal government and from a charitable foundation, private corporation, or an individual, or from the Commonwealth, a County or Municipality or agency thereof, I respectfully request that your Board accept this grant.


My staff will be available to answer any questions you may have.



Respectfully submitted,


Joseph A. Curtatone




Meeting History

Jan 12, 2012 7:00 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
Feb 8, 2012 6:30 PM  Finance Committee Committee Meeting

Ms. Renault-Caragianes explained how the funds would be used.

Feb 9, 2012 7:00 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting