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Posted on: April 26, 2017

COUNTY COUNCIL ANNOUNCES FY 2017 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE GRANT PROGRAM FUNDING AVAILABILITY


Application Submission Period: April 25-May 10; Pre-Proposal Conference April 27


 

The Prince George’s County Council, committed to ending domestic violence and abuse in the County, announced its $500,000 Domestic Violence Grant Program during Council session on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.   The application process, which began with the Tuesday announcement, extends through May 10 at 5:00 p.m.

A pre-proposal conference is scheduled for Thursday, April 27, 2017 and again on May 4, 2017, both at 10:00 a.m.   The April 27 meeting will be held in the Zoning Hearing Room, on the second floor of the County Administration Building, 14741 Gov. Oden Bowie Drive, in Upper Marlboro.    The May 4 meeting will be held in Room 2027, second floor of the County Administration Building.  Interested nonprofit organizations may attend the meeting on either date to receive information about the Council’s Domestic Violence Grant Program. Contact Sharon Williams at 301.952.3919 or email spwilliams@co.pp.md.us.

The Prince George’s County Council Domestic Violence Grant Program will provide funding support to programs that provide housing, counseling or advocacy assistance to victims of domestic violence.  This includes organizations whose programs and activities support prevention through a coordinated and collaborative community response to domestic violence in the County.

During Tuesday’s announcement, Council Chair Derrick L. Davis (D) – District 6, noted the importance of community collaboration to reducing incidents of domestic violence.


“We believe in the effectiveness of community solutions.  This initiative will help build the capacity of nonprofits in the immediate community who share our commitment to ending domestic violence.  By working together, through a coordinated and collaborative community response, we will improve the lives of many Prince Georgians and even save lives.”


Prince George’s County Police Chief Henry Stawinski expressed his appreciation to the Council for building on the recent progress that has been made concerning domestic violence in Prince George’s County.


“I want to thank the Council for taking what we have done so well the last few years to another level by bringing in those nonprofits who can enhance our capacity, make us more effective and spread this vital message that will save lives and will prevent injury and abuse.”


For more information on the Prince George’s County Council Domestic Violence Grant Program, visit http://pgccouncil.us/DVGP



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