23 groups apply for mini-grants aimed at preventing Roanoke gun violence

Roanoke Valley News

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Non-profits and faith-based groups in Roanoke could receive up to $5,000 to combat gun violence in the Star City.

City officials previously announced that the Roanoke Gun Violence Prevention Commission was making $65,000 in funding available in order to distribute grants ranging from $3,000 to $5,000 for activities by Aug. 31

In all, 23 organizations have applied for the grants, but there’s no specific timeline on when the grants will be awarded.

Some of the organizations that have applied for grant money from the city include Total Action for Progress, Humble Hustle, the Boys and Girls Club, and the West End Center for Youth.

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