JCRC prioritizes programs and services that lift up individuals and families in their desires to live their lives as they choose.  We support all populations including persons with disabilities, seniors, the unemployed and underemployed, and we maintain that the public sector must be a partner to help stabilize their personal circumstances.

Fiscal Year 2021 MA State Budget Agenda



2020 Budget

2021 Request

Non-Profit Security A pilot which provides vital security enhancements to non-profit communal infrastructure at increased risk of threat.  $1,500,000* $1,500,000
Employment Service Program for Immigrants and Refugees Provides English-based job training and placement services for recent immigrants and refugees. $1,250,000 $1,250,000
Bridges to College Provides college preparatory programming to individuals seeking careers with opportunities for advancement and defined career ladders. $250,000 for Statewide model $250,000 for Jewish Vocational Service $500,000 to support college readiness programs; $250,000 for JVS
Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORCs) Designed to bring wellness programs and socialization services directly to seniors, allowing them to remain in their homes and communities.  $856,000 $856,000
Transitions to Work An innovative job training model for young adults with disabilities. $250,000 $250,000
Secure Jobs Initiative A silo-busting delivery model conceived by the Fireman Family Foundation, which promotes new partnerships between housing and workforce development agencies, as well as state agencies.  $2,000,000 $2,000,000
Schechter Holocaust Services Services providing vital supports for Holocaust survivors N/A $250,000

*this includes Supplemental appropriations