Save the Date - The Community Development Partnership Act

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Boston LISC is proud to share the following opportunity from one of our partners. The Mel King Institute for Community Building's Community Development Innovation Forum presents "The Community Development Partnership Act: What's Next," a public forum where speakers will share important information about the implementation of the Community Development Partnership Act.
The Community Development Partnership Act: What's Next?
October 29, 2012 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
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Forum Speakers will include:
-Aaron Gornstein, Undersecretary, Dept. of Housing and Community Development
-Senator Sal DiDomenico
-Representative Linda Dorcena Forry
-Michael Durkin, President, United Way of Massachusetts Bay & Merrimack Valley

On August 6, 2012, Governor Deval Patrick signed into law the Community Development Partnership Act, perhaps the most significant piece of community development legislation to be enacted in Massachusetts in over 30 years. The CDPA provides $1.5 million in grant funds, and $33 million in new donation tax credits to leverage $67.5 million for community development over the next seven years.

CDPA offers an opportunity to dramatically increase the scale and impact of our field. For community development corporations it offers an opportunity to deepen their community roots and pursue resident-driven community development strategies. For new and future donors, it offers a chance to double the impact of their investment. For public and private stakeholders in the community development system it means having stronger local partners with whom to collaborate. And for local residents and communities, it provides the chance to improve the quality of life in the place they call home.

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