$14M awarded to 5 community groups to combat gun violence in Cook Co.

COOK COUNTY, Ill. — The first Cook County Gun Violence Prevention and Reduction grants haven been awarded, totaling $14 million.

The program is funded by the American Rescue Plan Act and aims to aid communities in Cook Co. which are most impacted by gun violence.

The five programs receiving this first round of grants are:

  • Kids Above All
  • Brighton Park Neighborhood Council
  • Friends of the Children Chicago
  • Roseland Ceasefire Project
  • St. Anthony Hospital

The initiative is expected to award a total of $65 million over the next three years.

Representatives from each organization joined Cook Co. leaders at a Tuesday press conference to discuss their plans for the grant money. Hear from each of them in the video below.

Source: WGN-TV

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The Gun Violence Prevention Political Action Committee (G-PAC) was founded by gun violence survivors
to counter the political influence of the gun industry and their lobby in Springfield.