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  $20 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding
  for Trauma Prevention Partnerships

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The Department of Public Health (DPH), Los Angeles County Office of Violence Prevention (OVP) is excited to announce the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), Trauma Prevention Partnerships (TPP) project, which will offer funding opportunities for community-based organizations to promote peace and healing in communities disproportionately impacted by violence across LA County. This initiative is being implemented between January 1, 2023, and December 31, 2024. 

OVP received $20 Million in ARPA funds, as part of the County’s COVID-19 recovery plan, to implement Trauma Prevention Partnerships.  The Biden administration allocated ARPA funds to state and local governments, to support communities that have been historically disadvantaged and have experienced disproportionate impacts from the pandemic. For more information about the County’s plan for ARPA dollars, click here:


OVP - ARPA TPP is rooted in an equity framework

The OVP-ARPA TPP project is being implemented with an equity framework. Due to historical oppression, racism and discrimination, people of color are often not provided the same opportunities and resources needed for individuals, including youth and families, to thrive. This investment provides an opportunity to support communities and individuals disproportionately impacted by violence tied to oppression and racism. Ideal grantee partners will demonstrate how their work is inclusive of an equity framework and survivor centered approaches to advance peace and healing. It is our intention, to the best of our ability, to ensure that as many community members and stakeholders as possible are informed of the ARPA-TPP opportunities for funding, and to support the ability of all agencies, including small, grassroots organizations to apply and receive funding.

TPP will build on current strategies implemented by OVP and align with priorities that were defined in the OVP Strategic Plan. This includes evidence-based, innovative, and promising practices that are place based, community-driven, and culturally relevant to address multiple forms of violence. Funding will be prioritized for communities in Los Angeles County with the highest rates of ongoing violence and violence exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and support healing for non-geographically concentrated populations impacted by multiple forms of violence.  

  Funding Opportunities for Community-Based Organizations

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OVP has contracted with a third-party administrator, California Community Foundation, Inc. (CCF), to manage disbursement of ARPA-TPP project funding. 

    CCF awarded community-based organizations funding in the following categories:

  1. Crisis Response – Rapid, in-home, or in-community connections to the individuals and families directly affected by violent incidents, incorporating a peer approach and follow-up referrals to social service, mental health, and healing services.

  2. Peer-to-Peer Learning - Training to build capacity for a multi-disciplinary cohort of peer specialists to support prevention of violence, crisis response, peace keeping and healing.

  3. Youth Programs – A mix of evidence-based, emerging, and promising practices that promote positive youth development and youth leadership and organizing efforts around anti-violence and peace promotion.

  4. Trauma Informed Care/Community Healing – A mix of evidence-based, emerging, and promising practices that promote trauma informed care and healing services that support individual and community mental health and wellbeing.

  5. Community Hardship – A community fund that will provide mini-grants to address immediate client needs, such as: clothing, rent, food, utilities, or school supplies; support to grieving families; and support self-care activities for peer workers.

  6. School Safety Transformation Partnerships – Community Based Organizations (CBOs) applicants will work in partnership with school districts to support a holistic approach to safety and wellbeing, including school infrastucture, on-campus healing and wellbeing strategies, and community support strategies.

  Phase 1 Awardees

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A total of 16 programs – 6 in Hospital Intervention and 10 in Street Outreach – were awardees in the first round of ARPA funding, which closed May 2.

The Street Outreach Program is Peer Intervention work to respond to violent incidents to calm tensions, mediate conflict, link victims to services, promote peace among neighborhoods and provide safe passages for young people. The Hospital Violence Intervention Program (HVIP) involves Community-based organizations partnering with hospital sites to build capacity to support victims of violence and provide peer mentoring and wraparound case management.

Listed below are the awardees in each of these categories.

Street Outreach
Awardees Street Outreach Priority Community Service Planning Area (SPA)
The Helper Foundation Antelope Valley SPA 1
Chapter Two, Inc. Compton SPA 6
2nd Call Lynwood SPA 6
Homies Unidos Women in Gangs (Westlake/Korea Town) SPA 4
Bryant Temple AME Church Faith Based SPA 6
California Black Women's Health Project Lennox SPA 6 & 8
Healing Urban Barrios Women in Gangs
(Lincoln Heights)
Southern California Crossroads - Lennox Lennox SPA 8
Southern California Crossroads - Lynwood Lynwood SPA 6
Soledad Enrichment Action, Inc. - El Monte El Monte SPA 3
Hospital Violence Intervention Program (HVIP)
Awardees Trauma Hospitals Service Planning Area (SPA)
Antelope Valley Partners for Health Antelope Valley SPA 1
Southern California Crossroads Cal Hospital SPA 6
Southern California Crossroads St. Francis SPA 3
Southern California Crossroads Harbor UCLA SPA 8
Southern California Crossroads Pomona Valley SPA 3
Soledad Enrichment Action, Inc. Los Angeles General SPA 7

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