The South Bend Alive grant program is part of the City’s ongoing efforts to reduce incidents of gun violence in the community and provide constructive initiatives for South Bend’s young people.
The program, managed by the Office of Community Initiatives, focuses on funding community-based initiatives that provide mentorship for young people, help connect youth with employment training and opportunities, and conduct community outreach and youth engagement activities.
The grants range in size from $5,000 to $25,000 and will support new or existing programs that are proven to help prevent or reduce gun violence among youth and young adults.
How to Apply
To apply for the program:
- Click here to download the grant application.
- Click here to download the required budget form. If you are unable to access the Microsoft Excel file, click here to download a fillable PDF version of the budget form.
- Submit completed grant application, narrative, and budget form by email to email@example.com. Completed application packages can also be delivered in person to the Mayor’s Office, 14th Floor of the County-City Building, 227 W. Jefferson Blvd., or submitted by mail to: Mayor’s Office, 227 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 1400 North, South Bend, IN 46601
Applications for the program will be accepted until November 16, 2020, and final grant awards will be announced before December 31, 2020.
Grant Information Sessions
The Office of Community Initiatives will host two information sessions for prospective applicants:
Wednesday, September 23rd, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Charles Black Community Center
3419 W. Washington St., South Bend, IN 46619
Wednesday, September 30th, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center
1522 W. Linden Ave., South Bend, IN 46628