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Grants Available to Address Community Violence

Friday September 11th, 2020

The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency is accepting grant applications designed to reduce or prevent community violence. The State School Safety and Security Grant Program has $7.5 million that will be made available to eligible applicants, which includes municipalities, counties, institutions of higher education, and community organizations. Applications are due November 10

Past grant awards included a wide range of projects, from neighborhood-based violence interventions to dating violence prevention and youth mentoring. This year, applications will be prioritized that intend to use evidence-based or evidence-informed programs to reduce or prevent community-based violence in areas identified with high-violent crime rates. This does not preclude other applications. Maximum grant awards are $300,000, and projects may take up to two years. Click here to learn more.