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August 12, 2020
 
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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