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Empowering Change Against Gun Violence

The Safer, Stronger DC Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement (ONSE) encourages community-based strategies to prevent gun violence and increase public safety. The ONSE is administering an intentional investment in and for the community through a funding opportunity, with the knowledge that community entities can often offer relatable solutions to prevent gun violence. The request for application (RFA) seeks small entities, clergy, non-profit organizations, and individuals to propose creative services that support the community, reduce gun violence, and enhance public safety.

The purpose of the RFA is to address gun violence in many communities, particularly those of color. ONSE is committed to programs that intervene directly with individuals experiencing gun violence and provide evidence-based programming to disrupt the cycle of gun violence. ONSE endeavors to support a community-based organization that can leverage its expertise and unique perspectives to design and implement gun violence prevention programs in priority communities.

ONSE seeks to oversee the development of proactive strategies aimed at fostering meaningful relationships in the District of Columbia’s most violent communities, steering those involved in gun violence (or at a high risk of gun violence) into alternative positive choices, mediating neighborhood conflicts, and responding to neighborhood crisis related to gun violence.

Click the attachment toview the RFA on the FY Empowering Change Against Gun Violence.

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