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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative announces 2014 funding opportunities
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
1/9/2014  9:20:00 AM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Mariko Lockhart (206) 233-7915
Lois Maag  (206) 615-0950


Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative announces 2014 funding opportunities
Matching and mini grants focus on reducing and preventing youth violence

January 8, 2014 (Seattle, WA) – The Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative (SYVPI), a city program established to reduce youth violence, announces its 2014 community funding opportunities. There are two funds available to serve SYVPI-enrolled youth in Central, Southeast and Southwest Seattle – the Community Matching Grant and the Mini Community Grant. Both opportunities seek innovative, community-based projects to supplement existing SYVPI programs and services.

The Community Matching Grant funds up to $25,000 and requires a 50% community match. The match may include volunteer labor, donated supplies, meeting space, professional services and/or cash that shows community commitment to, and investment in, a project. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, March 21, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. For more information and criteria, visit safeyouthseattle.org/WhatWeDo/community-matching-grants/.

The Mini Community Grant funds small projects up to $2,500. Applications for the Mini Community Grant are accepted throughout the year.  For more information, visit safeyouthseattle.org/whatwedo/community-matching-grants/mini-cmg/.

SYVPI focuses on reducing and preventing youth violence in three areas where youth violence is highest – Central, Southeast, and Southwest Seattle. Each area is served by an SVYPI Neighborhood Network led by a community-based agency that coordinates youth referrals to services. This year the Initiative will serve up to 1500 youth.

For more information on the SYVPI Neighborhood Networks and to view a Networks boundary map visit safeyouthseattle.org/WhatWeDo/neighborhood-networks/. To learn more about SYVPI visit safeyouthseattle.org or call 206-233-7915.

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