City Council Hears Plans Tonight for Distributing Haverhill Youth Activities and Mental Health Grants

Harbor Hill City Council tonight to distribute $750,000 to various groups to address “the educational, social, physical well-being, substance abuse and spiritual needs of the pandemic-affected youth of Harbor Hill” I hear you plan to

City councilors recently requested details of the city’s second year of subsidizing youth activism and mental health. Two-thirds of the funding came from his COVID-19 aid for the federal U.S. Relief Plan Act, with the remainder coming from cannabis fees and national opioid settlements.

City consultant Anser Advisory said in a presentation provided to the city council that its intention was to provide at least one-third of its funding to provide “direct mental health and substance abuse counseling and services.” It is reported to use

Companies, nonprofits, civic groups, and educational institutions are eligible to apply for grants. Applications will be accepted online or in hard copy from Wednesday, March 1 through Friday, April 14, with follow-up contracts expected to be issued in May/June. Anser Advisory is a national company with offices in Boston.

Priority is given to programs focused on youth from families earning less than 65% of the regional median income. Persons eligible for the program must reside in Harbor Hill.

In other business, Trustees Katherine P. Rogers, Melinda E. Barrett, and Thomas J. Sullivan are seeking updates on the Harbor Hill Fire Department’s promised research by outside consultants. City council members will also hear from residents and businesses concerned about the ongoing dog excrement problem downtown.

Haverhill City Council will meet remotely and in person tonight at 7 p.m. at Theodore A. Pelosi Jr. Council Chambers, room 202, Haverhill City Hall, 4 Summer St. As a public service, 97.9 WHAV will conduct the conference live. .

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