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How are we supporting the ideas of residents for addressing gun violence in their neighborhoods?
FY21 - present
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Request for Applications occur 3 times per fiscal year. Visit the grant coordinating partner Progressive Life Center to sign up to be notified of this grant opportunity.
Grants of $5,000 to $15,000 are awarded to community members or organizations to provide innovative programming, activities, resources, and/or services to reduce gun violence in DC neighborhoods.
How does it help?
Residents and communities often have great ideas for solving gun violence in their neighborhoods. Sometimes this work is already happening and paid out of their own pockets. These grants offer residents the opportunity to be a part of the solution and to build on the work they want to do or are already doing. These grants ensure that the community is an active part of the solution in the District’s approach to gun violence.
How much is invested?
Since 2021, $2.6 million dollars have been granted to individuals and community organizations. As of 2023, the Office of Gun Violence Prevention is focusing on mini-grants of $5,000 and mini-plus grants of $15,000. 270 of these mini-grants and mini-plus grants have been given out since 2021. For the most recent awards granted in the winter of Fiscal Year 2024, 12 mini-grants and 16 mini-plus grants were awarded totaling $300,000.
Who uses this program?
Community members or organizations that provide innovative programming, services, or resources to District residents vulnerable to gun violence. 501(c)(3) status is not required.