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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative announces 2012 funding opportunities
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
2/6/2012  8:30:00 AM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Mariko Lockhart (206)233-7915
Lois Maag  (206) 615-0950


Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative announces 2012 funding opportunities
Matching grants focused on reducing and preventing youth violence

Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative (SYVPI) announces its funding opportunities for 2012. There are two matching fund programs available: the Community Matching Grant and the Mini Community Matching Grant. Both grant programs require a 50% community match that can include volunteer labor, donated supplies, meeting space, professional services and/or cash that show community commitment to, and investment in, a project.

The Community Matching Grant provides supplemental funds for existing Initiative services that serve youth referred by one or more of the three Neighborhood Networks which include Central Seattle, Southeast Seattle and Southwest Seattle. Available funding for each project is up to $20,000. The deadline is Friday, March 23 at 4:30 p.m. To learn more visit www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/education/youthInitiative/cmg.htm.

The Mini Community Matching Grant seeks to supplement existing Initiative services by funding small community projects in each of the three Neighborhood Networks that serve youth referred by the Networks. Available funding for each project is up to $2,500. It has a rolling deadline, so applications are accepted throughout the year. Visit www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/education/youthInitiative/cmg-mini.htm to learn more.

The Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative sets a new direction by identifying and helping young people who are at a vulnerable point in their lives. It focuses on reducing and preventing youth violence in three neighborhoods where youth violence is highest: Central Seattle, Southeast Seattle, and Southwest Seattle. Currently more than 1,100 youth are served by SYVPI Neighborhood Networks that connect SYVPI youth to needed programs and services. Each Network is led by a community-based agency that coordinates youth referrals to services. To learn more call 206-233-7915 or visit www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/education/youthInitiative/.

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