Youth Violence Prevention Grants

  • Description
  • Funding History
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Youth Violence Prevention Grants are competitive grants awarded to community-based organizations for activities to prevent young people from becoming perpetrators or victims of violence. The grant program administered by the Dept. of Public Health is one component of a larger set of state strategies to combat youth violence.

Grants support programs that use a positive youth development framework, and include activities such as mentoring, life skills and college prep programs, and other efforts to promote resiliency, help youth develop positive relationships, and increase civic and community involvement. Grants are targeted to communities and youth populations with a higher prevalence of risk factors.

Updated January, 2016