SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The City of South Bend is launching the Alive Grant program that will award funding to organizations working to reduce violence in the community.
The grant ranges from $5,000 to $25,000.
The office of Community Initiatives is looking to fund programs that are providing mentorship for young people.
They are also looking for programs that help connect youth with employment training and opportunities, and conducting community outreach and youth engagement activities.
City officials believe this is the way city can work hand in hand with community leaders to empower South Bend youth.
“This is a movement. This is something that hasn’t been done in our city. We’re excited to be a part of that. To let our community know that our city administration believes in the people in our city. Our administration believes that the city has some answers to a point where we want to invest in that. We want to show our belief is that we’re going to invest some dollars into our communities. Especially in the people that are doing the work," said Moe Scott, The director of Community Initiatives.
The deadline for the application is November 16.
The two information sessions for prospective applicants are:
Wednesday, September 23, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Charles Black Community Center.
Wednesday, September 30, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center.
For more information and where to apply visit their website.