The South Bend Alive grant program is part of the City’s ongoing efforts to reduce incidents of gun violence in the community and provide constructive initiatives for South Bend’s young people.
The program, managed by the Office of Community Initiatives, focuses on funding community-based initiatives that provide mentorship for young people, help connect youth with employment training and opportunities, and conduct community outreach and youth engagement activities.
Now in its second year, the grant program is designed to new or existing programs that are proven to help prevent or reduce gun violence among youth and young adults.
How to apply
Applicants with an existing LLC, DBA, or non-profit status located within the city limits of South Bend are eligible to apply. Applicants that are current 2020-2021 Alive Grantees must have submitted annual reports in order to be considered for the 2021-2022 Alive Grant Program.
The application period will open in fall 2021.