Cook County Justice Advisory Council (JAC) released the formal application for the 2022 Gun Violence Prevention & Reduction Grant to support the Countywide response to the high levels of gun violence experienced in certain community areas of Cook County, coinciding with the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Cook County Gun Violence Prevention & Reduction Grants are funded through the federal Covid-19 recovery initiative, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The Justice Advisory Council has developed this grant opportunity to be accessible for both large and small programs that prevent or reduce instances of gun violence. The Cook County Gun Violence Prevention & Reduction Grants will fund a variety of violence prevention strategies including mental health and employment services, street outreach, and case management as well as other services which support residents at risk of being involved in community violence. Up to $65 million in grant funds may be awarded during this grant cycle.
Applications for proposals over $1.5 million are due April 11, and applications for proposals $1.5 million and under and due May 9.
Application materials can be found at cookcountyil.gov/JACGrants.