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Building Blocks Grants

The Office of Gun Violence Prevention partnered with the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services and Progressive Life Center on the distribution of grants to community members engaged in efforts aimed at reducing gun violence in those neighborhoods most affected.

There are two types of grants:

  • $5,000 mini-grants will be awarded to individuals to create activities that engage residents, leaders, and organizations in promoting public safety.
  • $50,000 grants will be awarded to entities or organizations who will create innovative programs to reduce gun violence in the District of Columbia. The program should include one or more of the following: skill-building opportunities, neighborhood beautification/restoration, restorative justice support, family connectivity and empowerment, multidisciplinary arts activities, and community engagement.

See the list of recipients of the BBDC Community Grants.