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Progressive Life Center (PLC), on behalf of the Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement (ONSE) is seeking two (2) grantees to provide violence intervention services and supports in Washington DC communities. All selected grantees will have a projected start date of April 2023.

The Safer, Stronger DC Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement (ONSE) was created to address violence in the District while assisting families dealing with the grief and trauma caused by these occurrences. The mission of the DC Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement (ONSE) is to build a community-oriented model for violence prevention and public safety. ONSE employs a strategy rooted in public health, recognizing that crime reduction is not accomplished through law enforcement alone. ONSE programs consolidate violence prevention efforts across agencies to create a comprehensive violence prevention strategy throughout the District. In addition to serving as coordinator for citywide prevention efforts, ONSE is responsible for playing an “on the ground” role in deterring violent activity in local communities, while serving individuals and families affected by violence.

Applications Deadline:
5pm on Friday, February 3rd, 2023

Awards Notifications:
Selected and not selected applicants will receive notification, by email, no later than Friday, March 3rd, 2023.

Number of Awards:
For this funding area, no more than two (2) grantees will be selected with one grantee for services in Wards 1 & 4 (grant amount up to 950K) and one grantee for services in Wards 6 & 7 (grant amount up to 850K)

Pre-Application Technical Assistance Meeting:
Applicants are encouraged to attend a pre-application meeting to be held on the following date: virtual sessions will be held on Tuesday, January 17th from 5:30 – 6:30pm. Applicants interested in attending must send a request to with “Request to Attend Virtual Session” in the subject line. All requests must be received by 12pm on Friday, January 13th for the January 17th session. A link will be sent no later than an hour leading up to the session. Attendance at the session is NOT mandatory to apply. PLC will post a recording of the session to our website.