Grants available to non-profit organizations providing gang prevention and intervention expertise; Deadline is March 21.

Eligibility criteria, application forms and other information about this Request for Qualification opportunity are available here.  Applicants will need to register to download the documents.

Up to $750,000 will be available through a competitive grant process. In order to assist applicants with the process, a technical workshop will be provided on Wednesday, March 1, at 2 p.m.  at the Pannell Center, 2450 Meadowview Rd., room A/B.  Attendance is not mandatory but highly recommended.

To RSVP for the free workshop,  applicants should contact Richele Ybarra at by Monday, Feb. 26.

The Mayor’s Gang Prevention and Intervention Task Force was created to respond to increased gang activity in the City of Sacramento. There is a shared understanding amongst all partner agencies that “this is a problem we cannot arrest our way out of.” Over the last two years, the City awarded $2.1 million in grants to 28 non-profit organizations to address youth and gang violence.

Gang violence is a community-wide problem thus requiring a community-wide response. The City is committed to a coordinated, comprehensive effort that combines the latest research and best practices with an intentional focus on providing more prevention and intervention services to high-risk and gang-involved populations.