South Bend opens applications for 3rd annual Alive Grant

SOUTH BEND, Ind. --On Thursday, the City of South Bend began accepting applications for the 3rd annual South Bend Alive Grant program to award grant funding to organizations that work to reduce instances of violence in the community.

“We know that building a safer, stronger and more peaceful city requires the entire community working together,” said Mayor James Mueller. “These grants support our youth and leaders of the community who are putting their passion into action and developing programs that will change and save lives.”

The Alive Grant program funds organizations that provide mentorship, opportunity, and engagement activities for the area’s youth. This year's grantees will be awarded $25,000 for each organization.

“We want to continue to support our community in efforts of having a safe, healthy, prosperous South Bend,” said Moe Scott, Director of Community Initiatives. “The goal of this program is to collaborate and partner with our community stakeholders to keep our young people alive and free.”

Applications for the grant program are accepted until October 13th. Grant recipients will be contacted by the end of November.

To apply and for more information, visit the South Bend Alive website. For application assistance, call The Office of Community Initiatives at (574) 235-9427.

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