The deadline to apply for grant funding meant to bolster groups fighting violent crime in Indianapolis is Tuesday.
The Community Crime Prevention Grant Program is run through the Central Indiana Community Foundation. Community Collaborations Director, Alicia Collins says this year the program’s goals align with a violence prevention initiative from the city.
“So we want to make sure that we’re supporting those efforts with reducing violence, but also making sure that individuals that are working with populations of reentry, or kids who are connected to the juvenile justice system are not reoffending,” Collins says
Awards range from $5,000 to $100,000. Collins says around 45 applicants will be chosen.
“They can range from faith based, to a community center, to an organization that works with special populations," she says. "For example homelessness, individuals who are coming out of the criminal justice system.”
Grant recipients will be notified in September.