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Intermediary Support for Organizing Communities

Community Training and Assistance Center

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Building Organized Communities
  • Grant Amount $250,000
  • Grant Period April 1, 2003–March 31, 2004
  • Location Boston, MA, United States
  • Geographic Focus Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont

About this grant

The Intermediary Support for Organizing Communities (ISO) program was established in 1979 to increase citizen participation in democratic processes, especially in low-income communities. Since then, it has evolved into a community organizing strategy that seeks to build and strengthen the institutional capacity of emerging community-based and neighborhood-development organizations.Funding will enable the center to provide grants, training and technical assistance to emerging community organizations in the Northeast. Its role as an intermediary is to identify emerging groups for support, administer a small grants program, coordinate the provision of grantee technical assistance, maintain program data and records, assist in project evaluation activities and participate in network meetings.The Community Training and Assistance Center, a participant in the program since 1984, is one of six intermediary organizations receiving grants as part of Mott’s 2003 ISO program.