Funding available for violence prevention ideas

March 18, 2022

Funding is now available for violence prevention proposals that benefit Minneapolis communities. The funds are being distributed as part of the City’s ongoing effort to support community-led strategies that reduce violence and promote resilience, connectedness and healing throughout Minneapolis.

Residents, organizations and businesses with proposals that target specific forms of violence affecting their communities are encouraged to apply. Eligible programs include community outreach, events, block patrols, youth mentoring, employment, recreational activities, education opportunities and more.

There are four categories of available funds, with multiple awards for each category:

  • Projects that take place over several months (up to $85,000 per proposal)
  • Smaller-scale projects to address violence over more focused implementation periods (up to $50,000 per proposal)
  • Smaller projects led by individuals (up to $10,000 per proposal)
  • Specific projects that focus on creating safety through environmental changes (up to $75,000 per proposal)

To apply, go to the City’s website. If you are not already a City supplier, you will need to first register as a bidder. Anyone interested in applying is encouraged to attend a virtual pre-proposal meeting 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 23. The deadline to apply is 12 p.m. Monday, April 11.