Dissemination of the Chicago Project for Violence Prevention model

The Foundation's Local Initiative Funding Partners Program is a matching grants program designed to establish partnerships between the Foundation and local grantmakers in support of innovative, community-based projects that improve health and health care for underserved and vulnerable populations.This grant provides continued support for the dissemination of the Chicago Project for Violence Prevention in up to three high-need locations. This project, known as CeaseFire, takes a collaborative public health approach to reducing violence that uses outreach workers, clergy, law enforcement, highly specific public education messages, and community mobilization to make gun violence unacceptable and stem the epidemic of shootings in high-risk neighborhoods by as much as 70 percent. Violence is a leading cause of death in many U.S. cities with an uneven burden among African-American and Hispanic populations compared to whites. This grant will enable the CeaseFire project to respond to numerous requests for information and replication by supporting the development of a blueprint and other educational materials. CeaseFire will also engage in technical assistance and evaluation to test further the feasibility of the model for replication in other cities nationwide.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $178,621.00

Awarded on: 10/28/2003

Time frame: 11/1/2003 - 4/30/2005

Grant Number: 49802


University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health

2121 West Taylor Street, MC 923
Chicago, 60612-4394


Gary Slutkin
Project Director