Preventing gun violence

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The state Office of Gun Violence Prevention is accepting applications for grants to fund projects to prevent gun violence in Colorado. The office, which is a part of the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, plans to award about 20 grants of up to $10,000 per organization.

The grant program is designed to support projects that conduct evidence-informed, community-based gun violence prevention initiatives that have demonstrated promise in reducing gun violence. The money can be used for education, training and community programs on topics including responsible gun ownership practices, safe storage, existing laws, mental health and substance use resources.

Nonprofit organizations, local governments, local health and human services departments federally recognized Tribal governments, universities and other educational institutions, for-profit corporations, faith-based groups, grassroots organizations and individuals are eligible to apply. The deadline for applying for priority consideration is 6 p.m. Feb. 9. The selection panel will give priority to projects that are fully formed and ready to implement. The grants will be awarded later this spring.

For more information about the grant program, visit

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