The application deadline of the Creating Safe, Equitable and Thriving Communities (SET) Fund is Friday, September 18, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. CST. Because this grant program is seeking to address complex issues, the Community Foundation recognizes that potential applicants might benefit from exploring effective and promising solutions and community connections. Three virtual planning sessions will be held to help foster learning and collaborative efforts between public, private, grassroots and nonprofit organizations.
The dates and topics for the 2020 Planning Sessions are below. Each Planning Session will be recorded and available for viewing after each event.
Friday, July 24, 11:00 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Zoom
Facilitator: Rachel Rockwell, SET Program Officer, Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation
- The history, evolution, and intersections of SET
- What we‘ve learned /revisiting the research/summer grant programs & ReSET2020
- A Comprehensive Community Violence Strategy
- Application Overview
Friday, August 7, 11:00 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Zoom
Facilitators: Rachel Rockwell, SET Program Officer, Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation and Paul Smith, Director of Reconciliation, National Network for Safe Communities (NNSC)
- Introduction to Group Violence Intervention Strategy (GVI)
- GVI Support & Street Outreach/Moral voice of the Community
- Overcoming obstacles to collaboration- Engagement for grantees: Collaborative, SET Network, Learning, NNSC conference etc., GVI technical assistance
To watch the replay of this session, click here.
Friday, August 14, 11:00 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Zoom
Facilitators: Rachel Rockwell, SET Program Officer, Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation and Emily Nydle, PSN Coordinator, Northern District US Attorney’s Office
- Project Safe Neighborhoods Presentation
- Program/Project Areas
- Youth (up to age 25) focused Crisis Response, Mediation, and Conflict De-escalation and Resolution
- Supports and Street Outreach to youth and families at highest risk for violent victimization and offending
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /Trauma Informed Care (Individual youth, youth groups, or family)
- Neighborhood/Community/Law Enforcement Relationships, Partnerships & Leadership Development
- Program Officer Q& A
To join the Zoom session, click here.
For questions regarding the Planning Sessions, contact Rachel Rockwell, Program Officer, at rachel.rockwell.gcrcf.org.
For more information about the SET Fund, click here.
To apply for the SET Fund grant, click here.