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Youth Safe Space Programming

The St. Louis Area Violence Prevention Commission (VPC) is seeking proposals from nonprofit organizations to provide safe space programming for St. Louis youth ages 15-25 as a measure to reduce at-risk behaviors. This is one-time funding for consistent programs taking place for up to 12 months. By consistent, we suggest at least 10 activities and/or at least 6 months of programming. Preference will be given to applications that clearly explain how this funding will expand the hours of operation, services available, or youth served by the project. Subcontracts will range from $1,000 - $25,000 depending on the scope of the project. This is not pop up event funding.


The VPC is dedicated to reducing violence in the region, and we believe that safe space programming is a key strategy in achieving this goal. Safe space programming provides a physical and emotional space where youth can feel safe, heard, and supported.  


Details of Safe Spaces

Before You Apply

Application Disclaimer (Must Read Prior to Applying)

To Apply

Additional Resources

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