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☷ Roanoke Virginia - Gun Violence Prevention Commission Grant Awards
Roanoke , state Virginia ( By Press Release office)
May 2 , 2022
Gun Violence Prevention Commission Grant Awards
The Star City Strong Recovery and Resiliency Advisory Panel made possible $2 million of the City of Roanoke’s American Rescue Plan Act ( ARPA ) funds to support and advance the city’s Gun Violence Prevention Framework in requests . It was determined that $100 , 000 would be dedicated toward mini - grants and $400 , 000 would be slated for violence interruption grant proposals . The Gun Violence Prevention Commission’s grant review team evaluated 37 submissions , nearing $1 million in requests , over three days .
The funded grants will advance the City ' s Gun Violence Prevention Framework , which can be found
The Commission conditionally approved violence interruption grant funding to be distributed to the following organizations for activities to be completed by December 31 , 2024 .
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia
CHIP of Roanoke Valley
Cultural Arts for Excellence
Hill Street Baptist Church
Presbyterian Community Center
The Roanoke Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends , Inc . ( Roanoke Quaker Meeting )
Total Action for Progress ( TAP )
West End Center Inc .
YMCA of Virginia’s Blue Ridge
Youth Advocate Programs Inc .
The Commission conditionally approved mini - grant funding to be distributed to the following organizations for activities to be completed by December 31 , 2022 .
Anew Genesis Ministries
Apple Ridge Farm Inc .
Boxing and Brawling LLC
Casa Latina Roanoke Valley
CommUNITY Arts - reach
Kingdom Harvest Church International
Noah - Christian Community Center Inc .
Peacemakers Inc .
Roanoke Arts Commission
Strokes of Genius LLC
Trifecta Inc .
United Way Roanoke Valley
Grant recipients have been notified , and the Commission will award the funding , which is subject to the final confirmation that the organizations’ planned activities meet the American Rescue Plan Act specifications .
For questions or more information , please contact Angela O’Brien at 540 - 853 - 5309 , City Council Member Joe Cobb at 540 - 580 - 9645 , or email
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