Wisconsin Community Safety Fund 2022-2025

From the Medical College of Wisconsin:

The Wisconsin Community Safety Fund (WCSF) was created to support local, evidence-informed activities that enhance the safety and wellbeing of children, youth, and families throughout Wisconsin. Recognizing the need to increase community capacity for violence prevention, this round of funding has been made available to support community-centered projects outside of traditional criminal justice approaches to public safety. The state of Wisconsin has partnered with the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Comprehensive Injury Center (MCW) to administer this statewide grant program.

This Request for Applications (RFA) is designed to attract innovative projects that enhance the quality of life, safety, and wellbeing in communities outside of the city of Milwaukee impacted by historic increases in violence since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. MCW will allocate a total of $10,400,000 in grants through contracts with eligible agencies. Up to 10 projects will be awarded, 3-year grants ranging from $300,000-$1,000,000 p/year. Funding for this application was made possible from the State of Wisconsin by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

Funds Available: A total of $10,400,000 is available to support projects focused on advancing public health approaches to community safety in communities throughout Wisconsin. Three-year grants ranging from a minimum of $300,000 to $1,000,000 annually will be funded. Each project may request up to $3,000,000 maximum for project-specific expenses. Applicant agencies must have capacity to manage reimbursement-based grants.

Funded Project Term: December 1, 2022 – December 31, 2025

Application Deadlines:

  • Letter of Intent (Optional): Friday, September 9, 2022, 5 p.m.
  • Full Application (Required): Friday, September 23, 2022, 11:59 p.m.