City of Sacramento opens applications for nearly $2.2 million in violence prevention grants

The Sacramento Police Department’s Office of Violence Prevention is asking local community-based nonprofit organizations and 501(c)(3) groups to submit applications for two grant opportunities totaling nearly $2.2 million to provide violence prevention programs.

The primary focus of these grant programs is to improve community health and safety.

“We want our community groups to have a chance to join the team, submit a proposal and get funded while giving back to the community,” said Sac PD Sgt. Carlos Martinez. “These programs will provide services to high-risk youth and their families who are disproportionately impacted by violence, particularly to those affected by gang-related homicides, shootings and aggravated assaults.”

Projects must be located within the city of Sacramento areas of Del Paso Heights, Meadowview/Mack Road and Oak Park.

Sac PD Office of Violence Prevention will be hosting two applicant information sessions from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 13 and from noon to 3 p.m. Sept 19. Those interested must attend a minimum of one session to apply.

Click here and here to access the grants landing pages and learn more about these funding opportunities.

Application deadline is Sept. 26 at 11:59 p.m.

Individuals and organizations interested in receiving notifications of future grant announcements should sign up for the City’s new grant opportunities email list where all future City grant opportunities will be announced.

If you have any questions or feedback, or need assistance using the new grants system, please contact the City’s grants team at

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