Due to overwhelming response to this opportunity, applications are now closed. We have reached maximum capacity for stipend distribution. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to collaborating with you in the future.

About the Conference

When: Friday, May 17, 2024.

Where: The conference will take place in-person at the Four Points by Sheraton in Norwood, MA from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Conference Theme

Equity in Action: Working Together to Mitigate Harms Across the Commonwealth

The conference will highlight a public health approach to problem gambling. Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Understand the concept of equity, engagement, and empowerment.
  • Explore ways to implement equity, engagement, and empowerment throughout the keynote, presentations, workshops, and information tables.
  • Identify ways to incorporate equity, engagement, and empowerment into their roles and organizations in order to mitigate harms associated with gambling.

About the Stipend Opportunity

Awardees will receive a stipend of up to $500, which can be used to cover any/all of the following expenses to support conference attendance:  

  • Staff time to attend the conference
  • Travel expenses to/from the conference (mileage, tolls, transit costs, hotel accommodations, etc.)
  • Conference registration fee ($20)

Awardees will be greeted by the M-TAC/PBU team on the morning of the conference, and will receive a swag bag filled with program branded products!

This is a great opportunity to meet individuals who are working toward advancing the public health response to problem gambling while leading with equity.

About the Application

Who can participate?

  • Professionals who work in Massachusetts, and are interested in learning more about problem gambling treatment and recovery.
  • Priority will be given to geographic and professional representation.
  • Please note, Commonwealth of Massachusetts employees are not eligible for this stipend.

Important Steps for Awardees

Step 1 – Save the date on your calendar to attend the conference on May 17, 2024 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, at the Four Points by Sheraton in Norwood.

Step 2 – Register to attend the conference by May 3rd, 2024 (registration link).

Step 3 – On the day of the conference, awardees will be asked by a M-TAC team member to complete a brief form in order to process the stipend.

Final Step – Stipends will be issued by May 31, 2024. *Please note, in order to receive the stipend, awardees must attend and participate in the full conference.

Applications are closed.

If you have any questions regarding the opportunity or the application, please contact us at mtac@hria.org.

This initiative is being offered by the Massachusetts Technical Assistance Center for Problem Gambling Treatment (M-TAC) and Project Build Up (PBU) programs. Project Build Up (PBU) is a Grant and Community Support Program.

M-TAC and PBU are funded by the MA Department of Public Health,

Office of Problem Gambling Services