Council News

Posted on: June 6, 2017

COUNTY COUNCIL ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF FY 2017 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE GRANT AWARDS

$500,000 TOTAL GRANTS AWARDED TO 11 NONPROFITS TARGETING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

The Prince George’s County Council, in an initiative combatting domestic violence and related abuse in the County, has announced a list of 11 nonprofit recipients of the Council’s FY 2017 Domestic Violence Grants. 

The Council appropriated $500,000 in grant funding this fiscal year and again in FY 2018 to support prevention activities and programs serving the housing, counseling, or advocacy needs of County residents who are victims of domestic violence and other forms of abuse.   

Council Chair Derrick L. Davis (D-District 6), says the Council is working to heighten awareness, strengthen the County’s safety net, and enhance the effectiveness of nonprofit partners.   

“The Council believes a community working together can end domestic violence. This grant funding is the first round of an ongoing Focused Collaboration Grant initiative designed to comprehensively and collectively strengthen communities, support domestic violence survivors, and build capacity for nonprofits who help residents and families live violent-free lives in Prince George’s County.”

For a list of the Council’s FY 2017 Domestic Violence Grant Awards, visit http://pgccouncil.us/DVGP

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