City of Somerville

Agenda Item

Requesting the acceptance of a $32,000 grant for FY2012 for the Police-Based Jail Diversion Program Grant for individuals with mental illnesses or emotional disturbances.


Category:Mayor's RequestPurposes:Grant/Gift


  1. 3580

Official Text

To the Honorable Board:


I respectfully request that the Honorable Board of Aldermen accept a grant from the Executive Office of Health and Human Services Department of Mental Health to reimburse the Somerville Police Department for the Police-Based Jail Diversion Program Grant(s) for Individuals with Mental Illnesses or Emotional Disturbances. The grant amount available to the City for FY12 is $32,000.


The purpose of this grant is to fund a proposal for a Crisis Intervention Team and Innovative Jail Diversion Program.


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 you accept this grant for final approval.


Thank you for your consideration of this matter.


Respectfully submitted,


Joseph A. Curtatone


Meeting History

Feb 9, 2012 7:00 PM Video Board of Aldermen Regular Meeting
Feb 22, 2012 6:00 PM  Finance Committee Committee Meeting

These funds would be used to pay for training of all Police personnel in the proper methods of dealing with individuals who have a mental illness.

Feb 23, 2012 7:00 PM Video Board of Aldermen Regular Meeting