Jeramey Jannene
City Hall

City Offers $50,000 Trauma Reduction Grants

Health department's Office of Violence Prevention wins $5 million federal grant.

By - Apr 26th, 2022 04:57 pm
Arnitta Holliman speaks at Sherman Park press conference announcing credible messenger program. Photo by Graham Kilmer.

Arnitta Holliman speaks at a May 2021 Sherman Park press conference announcing credible messenger program. Photo by Graham Kilmer.

The City of Milwaukee’s Office of Violence Prevention (OVP) is seeking grant applicants for its Summer of Healing project. Organizations are eligible to receive a $25,000 to $50,000 grant that supports projects that promote healing from trauma for individuals aged 12 to 24.

The grants come from OVP’s Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (ReCAST) program which aims to “advance healthy youth and families through community-based collaborations that promote healing, equity and justice.”

A request for proposals is currently available for the reimbursement-based grant program. Responses are due May 9.

Priority will be given to grant applications that will provide service in the Old North Milwaukee, Harambee, Franklin Heights, Silver Spring, North Division, Amani, Sherman Park, Historic Mitchell Street, Lincoln Village and Midtown neighborhoods. The neighborhoods were identified by the Blueprint for Peace as targeted service areas.

Service delivery for the grant recipients is scheduled to be between June 1 and Aug. 30. Participating organizations will need to track performance data, including the number of people served, referrals made and staff members trained.

The grant can not be used to provide services for incarcerated individuals, for rent payments or for direct payments to individuals to induce them to enter prevention or treatment services. Selected organizations will need to participate in an in-person orientation on May 25.

OVP director Arnitta Holliman previously led the city’s ReCAST program before her 2021 promotion. OVP is a division of the Milwaukee Health Department.

The ReCAST program is funded by a five-year, $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services‘ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Milwaukee is one of eight cities to receive a ReCAST grant.

Past recipients of ReCAST grants include Flood the Hood With Dreams/I Will Not Die You, Employee Milwaukee, Running Rebels, The Parenting Network, My Sista’s KeepHer, UW-Milwaukee and Community Advocates.

A copy of the RFP is available on the OVP website.

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