Today the City of South Bend opened the application for the second year of the South Bend Alive grant program to award grant funding to organizations that work to reduce instances of violence in the community.
Now in its second year, the Alive Grant program, managed by the Office of Community Initiatives, funds organizations that provide mentorship, opportunity, and engagement activities for young people. This year the grants will range from $15,000 to $25,000 to each awarded organization.
“We must work together as a community to create opportunities, empower our youth, and reduce gun violence in our city,” said Mayor James Mueller. “This program will continue to uplift community partners who positively impact the lives of our young residents who need our support.”
“We want to support and build community to make South Bend a safe, healthy, and hopeful city,” said Moe Scott, Director of Community Initiatives. “The goal of this program is to involve our community members to keep our young people alive and free.”
Applications for the grant program are being accepted today through December 2, 2021. Applicants must complete the grant application found at www.southbendin.gov/alive and email application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. Grant awards will be reviewed and announced on December 15th, 2021.
The Office of Community Initiatives will host two application assistance workshops for prospective applicants:
Tuesday, November 9th, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Technology Resource Center
1165 Franklin St, South Bend, IN 46601
Wednesday, November 17th, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Virtual Microsoft Teams Call
Link will be posted on www.southbendin.gov/alive