Apply for funding from the Office of Gun Violence Prevention by Feb. 23

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: February 17, 2023

Colorado’s Office of Gun Violence Prevention (OGVP) is offering awards up to $50,000 for projects that advance its goals, including educating communities about extreme risk protection orders, promoting best practices in the safe storage of firearms, and developing trainings, programs, and resources for law enforcement and priority communities. A variety of organizations and entities working in gun violence prevention and intervention initiatives that advance the goals of OGVP are eligible to be considered for its mini-grant program. For priority consideration, applications should be completed by 6 p.m. MT on Feb. 23, 2023. Apply today. 

In June 2021, Gov. Polis signed HB21-1299 to establish the OGVP in the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). The purpose of the office is to coordinate and promote effective strategies to reduce gun violence and related traumas; educate Coloradans on safe gun handling and storage; and promote research and evidence-based responses to gun violence. The Children’s Campaign advocated for the establishment of this office during the 2021 legislative session. 

See if you or your organization are eligible, and learn more, in CDPHE’s FAQ. 

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit www.coloradokids.org.