Alcohol addiction grant requests

Vekonda Luangaphay filed this request with the Boston Public Health Commission of Boston, MA.
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From: Vekonda Luangaphay

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, ยง10, I hereby request the following records:

Grant requests for nonprofits organization located in Boston that focuses services on prevention, intervention, and recovery services on alcohol addiction.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Vekonda Luangaphay

From: Hanscom, Juli

Good morning,

I wanted to talk about clarifying your request.

As a larger agency, we get hundreds of grant requests throughout the year. Are you more interested in actual grant contracts?

Thank you,
Juli

Juli Hanscom
Media Relations Manager
Boston Public Health Commission
1010 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston MA, 02118
O: 617-534-2522
C: 617-530-0186

September 23, 2015
Boston Public Health Commission
1010 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02118

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, ยง10, I hereby request the following records:

Grant requests for nonprofits organization located in Boston that focuses services on prevention, intervention, and recovery services on alcohol addiction.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Vekonda Luangaphay

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For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 21463
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

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From: Hanscom, Juli

Good morning,

Could we please discuss your request? This is my second attempt at reaching out.

-Juli

Juli Hanscom
Media Relations Manager
Boston Public Health Commission
1010 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston MA, 02118
O: 617-534-2522
C: 617-530-0186

From: Vekonda Luangaphay

Hi Juli Hanscom,

Sorry for the late reply. Yes I am interested in actual grant contracts for the last fiscal year and any contracts granted for this fiscal year. Thank you for helping me clarify.

Sincerely,

Vekonda

From: Boston Public Health Commission

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Manzi, Vanessa

Dear Ms. Luangaphay:

Attached please find the Boston Public Health Commission's ("Commission") response to your Public Records Requests of September 23, 2015 and September 29, 2015 for copies of "any grant requests and/or contracts for nonprofit organizations located in Boston that focuses on services on prevention, intervention, and recovery services on alcohol addictions for the last fiscal year and any contracts granted for this fiscal year."

Regards,

Vanessa Manzi
Paralegal

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1010 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
Direct Line: 617.534.2829
E-Fax: 857.288.2313
Main Number: 617.534.4322
Main Fax: 617.534.4255
VManzi@bphc.org<mailto:nakisha_skinner@bphc.org>
www.bphc.org<http://www.bphc.org/>

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From: Vekonda Luangaphay

Dear Vanessa Manzi,

Thank you. Looking forward to further updates on processing this request.

Regards,

Vekonda

From: Boston Public Health Commission

A letter stating the requester must agree to or prepay assessed or estimated fees in order for the agency to continue processing the request.

From: Boston Public Health Commission

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Boston Public Health Commission

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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