LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — One Lexington is continuing its fight against gun violence with a new grant program.
“I am so proud of our One Lexington team, and all the good they are doing for Lexington,” Mayor Linda Gorton said in a news release. “In partnership with the Community Action Council, this grant program will allow the work of One Lexington to expand to community partners to better serve our community and reduce gun violence.”
The grants are designed to provide community partners with the resources to help prevent gun violence using their pier model: prevention, intervention, enforcement, and reentry. Lexington has allocated $50,000 for these grants with a maximum of $7,500.
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“This funding opportunity will also be coupled with workshops and information that can help grassroots organizations expand their reach in the community,” One Lexington Director Devine Carama said in a news release. “As One Lexington moves out of a programmatic space and into more of a central hub for gun violence resources in the city, this grant program takes a huge step toward building the capacity of organizations that are on the front lines, doing the work each and every day.”
Applications will be accepted until 4 p.m. on Feb. 3. Applications can be submitted through the Community Action Council website. A webinar is also planned for Thursday to help people learn to apply for and understand the program, join the webinar here.