DC Youth Safety

DeKalb County Youth Safety & Violence Prevention Grant Initiative


The purpose of the DeKalb Youth Safety & Violence Prevention Grant is designed to provide opportunities for community partnership to local organizations that can successfully provide youth violence prevention and intervention strategies in DeKalb County, Georgia.

Please note: applicants must complete the DeKalb Youth Safety & Violence Prevention Grant Reference Form and submit it to the email address listed to obtain an electronic copy of the grant application. Click here to access the form.

Once you receive your application, please click here to view the Microsoft SharePoint Quick Manual, which has been developed to provide you with instructions on how to utilize SharePoint during the submission of your DeKalb Youth Safety & Violence Prevention Grant Application.

If you were unable to attend the Public Information Meeting that was held on June 1, please click here to view the recording.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 22, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.

Applications must meet the following minimum threshold requirements to proceed to the next review phase:

  • A complete electronic application submitted by the deadline date and time.
  • Application must demonstrate that the applicant has at least two (2) years proven track record of acceptable performance in providing services in DeKalb County.
  • Application must demonstrate that the agency is a Georgia non-profit corporation.
  • Application must demonstrate that the agency must have a 501(c)(3) tax exempt status.
  • Agency must demonstrate that it has an active governing body that meets at least quarterly.
  • Agency must have a complete Independent Audit conducted by a licensed Certified Public Accountant, on the auditor’s letterhead, that is current as of 2020 or 2021.


Grant Applications MUST address a minimum of one service area:

  • Youth Intervention
  • Crisis Intervention (all ages)
  • Employment Opportunities including Youth Entrepreneurship & Job Training
  • Mental Health and Behavior Health
  • Education and Parenting Skills
  • Gang Prevention
  • Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Models with wraparound services
  • Capacity-Building Efforts at Community Violence Intervention Programs

Please click here to view the fully detailed Program Guidelines.

For technical assistance, please contact Ms. Annette VanDevere at (470) 542-7419 or via email at youthsafetygrant@dekalbcountyga.gov.