City, county commit $1 million to anti-violence efforts

Public Health Madison & Dane County announced $1,065,000 in funding for agencies and organizations that support specific and targeted efforts aimed at reducing violence in the community, according to a release from the city of Madison. The funding aims to allow various organizations to expand existing services and programs to improve outcomes. Organizations and agencies included in the funding meet the following goals:

  • Community engagement with children, youth, and families: Investing in and creating more opportunities for children, youth, and families to connect to community resources that promote healthy development and engagement; 
  • Foster strong neighborhoods: Empowering communities by bringing together residents and community members, including government, to develop trust and working relationships; and 
  • Bolster and increase intervention and continuous healing for those affected by violence: Cultivating community strengths, engaging culturally responsive services, and creating strong coordination across services.

Funding has been made available by the American Rescue Plan Act and is available for local nonprofits and tribal organizations to apply for over the next two years.