BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Mayor Brandon Scott on Thursday announced a second round of grants to violence prevention initiatives, awarding $300,000 from the city’s American Rescue Plan Act allocation to seven nonprofit organizations.
“These historic investments we continue to make in our community-based organizations are what make our approach to violence reduction different from the disparate, one-off efforts of the past,” said Scott. “We are gaining momentum in the cultivation of Baltimore’s [Community Violence Intervention] ecosystem and the reduction of violence in our city.”READ MORE: Man, 52, Fatally Shot In Head In North Baltimore, Police Say
In February, Scott awarded $17.6 million in federal dollars to similar programs, the bulk of which went to Returning Citizens Behind the Wall, a joint effort among several city agencies to employ nearly 3,000 returning citizens.
The awardees Thursday include programs for mentoring and conflict resolution, re-entry work, and leadership development.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Cooling Down
Here’s the full list:
- Challenge 2 Change Inc. – $100,000
- MissionFit Inc. – $25,000
- No Struggle No Success Inc. – $50,000
- PIVOT Inc. – $25,000
- The Door – Baltimore Urban Leadership Foundation – $25,000
- The RICH Program $25,000
- Community Law in Action – $50,000
The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement is still accepting funding proposals from violence prevention groups. More details are available at the agency’s funding portal.MORE NEWS: Maryland Weather: A Cold Front Sweeps In As Severe Thunderstorm Watch Ends
“The more we invest in our CVI ecosystem through our community-based organizations, the more of a reach that our violence reduction strategies will have across all of Baltimore’s 90 square miles,” said Shantay Jackson, director of the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement.