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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Gun Violence Prevention Commission to Make Available Mini-Grants

The Gun Violence Prevention Commission is making available $65,000 to local non-profit and faith-based organizations for activities designed for prevention and intervention of gun violence in our community. The Commission is primarily interested in programs that work with youth and young adults and are collaborative in nature. These funds will be distributed in grants ranging from $3,000 to $5,000 for activities to be completed by Aug. 31, 2021.

 Prevention and intervention efforts may include:

  • Mentoring and Sponsoring
  • Education
  • Training (Conflict Resolution, Trauma-informed, Youth Employment)
  • Scholarships
  • Youth Entrepreneurship
  • Programs and Events


Applicant organizations must be located within the City of Roanoke and be nonprofit—501(c)—organizations or other duly organized nonprofits in good standing with the Commonwealth of Virginia, the City of Roanoke, with complete operational status as of May 1, 2021.


Organizations will be asked to self-certify that:

  • The expenditures for which they are applying are documented, with documentation maintained on file at the organization.


Applications must be received by May 21, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. via the online form found here with the upload of a detailed expenditures spreadsheet (example: word document or Excel spreadsheet).

Please contact Angela O’Brien at 540-853-5309, angela.o’  or Joe Cobb at 540-580-9645, with questions or for additional guidance.


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