In September, Johns Hopkins University announced the creation of a $6 million, four-year fund to support innovative, community-led programs designed to reduce violence in Baltimore, with a focus on the areas neighboring campuses in Mount Vernon, Charles Village, and East Baltimore.
After multiple public listening sessions and opportunities for public input from several hundred community residents, faculty, staff, and students, a draft RFP now sets out details on eligibility for the fund, authorized uses of funding, the availability of technical assistance, and the fund's plans for external evaluation. It also explains the requirements for an application and provides criteria for the application review process.
The fund is now requesting comments and questions to the draft RFP by 5 p.m. ET on Friday, Dec. 18, and anticipates releasing a final RFP in January 2021. Use the feedback form.
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