Public Health Madison, Dane County accepting applications for violence prevention funding 

Public Health Madison and Dane County is accepting applications from local community organizations to receive funding that supports violence prevention efforts in Dane County, according to a recent press release. 

In 2022, Public Health selected five agencies to receive the first round of funding available through this grant. All projects aligned with goals laid out in the Roadmap to Reducing Violence. Over the past year, the projects the agencies have implemented include: 

  • Meadowood Neighborhood Association’s creation of an online forum for neighbors to connect called the Good Neighbor Project; 
  • The Dane County District Attorney’s Office’s investment in new tools to streamline responses to victims of violent crime; 
  • Operation Fresh Start’s increased workforce development for youth through two job programs; 
  • Dane County Multi Agency Center’s creation of a new portal to help survivors of sexual violence connect with community resources and with each other; and 
  • Urban Triage’s launch of a new initiative serving young people aging out of foster care or reentering society after incarceration. 

This is the second round of funding available through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). In total, there is $475,000 available to eligible organizations in this next round of funding, to be distributed between the organizations selected. 

Applications are due by the end of the day on June 2. Further information is available online.