AG Awards $737K to 11 Mass. Nonprofits that Help Consumers
July 11, 2020 — The attorney general's office last week announced it has awarded $737,488 to 11 eastern Massachusetts nonprofits that provide local consumer advocacy programs.
“Local consumer programs connect Massachusetts residents with important resources, teach them about their rights, and arm them with the tools they need to make smart decisions as consumers,” said Attorney General Maura Healey. “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with organizations across the state that advocate for consumers every day.”
As part of its services to consumers, the AG’s office uses settlement funds to provide grants to a statewide network of local consumer programs. Every year, those programs handle thousands of consumer complaints in their regions where their local knowledge and community involvement enable them to provide effective assistance and services to help consumers resolve disputes.
Receiving the grants were the following:
Cambridge Consumer's Council: $65,000
Cape Cod Consumer Assistance Council : $73,000
Chelsea Collaborative : $60,000
Consumer Assistance Office of Metro West: $114,000
Greater Lawrence Community Action Council: $45,000
Medford Consumer Advisory Commission: $25,000
Middlesex Community College Law Center: $65,000
Neighborhood of Affordable Housing: $95,000
North Essex Dispute Resolution Center: $40,000
North Weymouth MASSPIRG Consumer Action Center: $109,288
South Shore Community Action Council: $46,200
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