The state of Massachusetts appropriated $2,700,000 in Fiscal Year 2021 for the Community Mediation Center Grant Program to support its endeavors to expand utilization of community mediation across the state. The state’s $2.7 million investment in the program effectively underwrote center initiatives to preserve the option of community mediation services for meeting communities’ conflict resolution needs. Ultimately, Massachusetts as a whole benefited from the Grant Program in FY 2021 by virtue of the estimated $14 million return on the state’s investment in the program.
Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration. (2021, December). Massachusetts Community Mediation Center Grant Program: Fiscal Year 2021 Report & Evaluation. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration, University of Massachusetts Boston