MVP Grant Announcement Press Conference with CFCG

The required orientation for applicants to the Macon Violence Prevention Grant Program through the Community Foundation of Central Georgia (CFCG) will open next week and will continue until the April 4, 2022 deadline. candidacy.

Mayor Lester Miller and the CFCG will hold a press conference at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 28 to announce details, requirements and timelines for the process. You can view the application timeline and guidelines here.

The press conference will be streamed live on the Macon-Bibb County Facebook page.

More than $2 million is available to local nonprofits and faith-based organizations to implement programs or initiatives to prevent and reduce violent crime. Grants will be awarded to programs that align with the community-led strategies/goals of the MVP Strategic Plan that was developed based on community feedback.

“We went to every neighborhood in Macon-Bibb and asked people what their biggest concerns were, how safe they felt, what was needed to stop the violence, what resources were available and who was ready. to help,” said Mayor Lester Miller. “This work is at the heart of everything we do, from Macon Mental Health Matters to our Blight Fight to supporting public safety officers to hiring violence interrupters. Now we engage our neighborhoods to join us in the fight for our home.

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