Resources for applicants of the Elevation Grant Program
The Elevation Grant Program (previously the Violent Crime Reduction Grant Program) will invest $45 million in neighborhoods over the next three years to address root causes of violent crime in Indianapolis through neighborhood empowerment and community building. The revitalized initiative was conceived with unprecedented community input, leading to a new name and a commitment to elevating community abundance over challenges.
Multiple opportunities and events are available to help answer questions about the program, federal funding requirements, and assist in grant applications.
View the slide deck from the previous information sessions. Or watch the full recording of one of those sessions.
The Indianapolis Foundation hosted several grant preparation clinics to provide application assistance. If you were unable to attend, please reference the following resources, which were shared as a part of these clinics.
Click to access and download various handouts distributed at the clinics
- Thriving Neighborhoods Application
- Empowered Youth & Young Adults Application
- Restoration & Resilience Application
- Data Resources Websites Document
- Elevation Grant Clinic Powerpoint
- Active Verbs for Grantwriting Document
- Elevation Grant Program Budget Template
- How to Calculate Fringe Benefits
Hector Morales Hernandez, grants coordinator at CICF, will also provide office hours to assist with the online grant system. All office hours will be available by zoom:
- Thursday, April 28 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Link to Zoom (Meeting ID: 825 1863 8583)
- Friday, April 29 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Link to Zoom (Meeting ID: 841 7119 8799)
COMMUNITY-BASED VIOLENCE PREVENTION
- Community-Based Violence Prevention partnership toolkit—City of Indianapolis
- No More Red Dots—organization in Louisville, Kentucky.
- Preventing Youth Violence: Opportunities for Action—CDC
- Taking Action to Prevent Youth Violence—CDC
- Preventing Violence Among High-Risk Youth and Communities with Economic, Policy and Structural Strategies—CDC
- Proven Solutions to Urban Gun Violence—Giffords law Center
- Interventions for Reducing Violence and its Consequences for Young Black Males in America—report from Cities United
- Group Violence Intervention
RISK & PROTECTIVE FACTORS
- Gun Violence and Youth— Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
- Risk & Protective Factors—youth.gov
- Parental Resilience: Protective & Promotive Factors— Center for the Study of Social Policy
- Protective Factors Against Delinquency— Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
CDC ONLINE TRAINING
- Connecting the Dots: Exploring the overlaps between multiple forms of violence and working towards collaborative prevention
- Principles of Prevention: Learn about effective strategies for preventing violence before it happens
- STRYVE—Striving To Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere