Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $2,000,000)
The Latino Coalition for Community Leadership (LCCL) was formed in 2003 as an intermediary specifically focused on Finding, Funding, Forming and Featuring grassroots and non-profit organizations in marginalized communities meeting the needs of individuals and families. The LCCL advances deeper cross-sectorial collaborations and equity in grant making by providing sub-awards to Latino and Black led and serving organizations. The project design will take a place-based approach and concentrate on the counties of Adams, Arapahoe and Denver, Colorado due to the high rates of violence. The LCCL and selected Community Partners (sub-grantees) will focus on two CVI strategies. The project will employ violence interrupters and outreach workers who are skilled in intervention and supporting people on their change journeys. The second CVI strategy will promote integration with public safety and public health entities. The LCCL will facilitate the development of a robust working relationship between CVI Community Partners and local government agencies, specifically focusing on law enforcement and public health organizations. Outcomes will focus on participants reporting a decrease in experiencing or witnessing violence, a decrease in behaviors or actions that lead to violence, and an increase in their well-being and quality of life.
1b) The LCCL is seeking priority consideration under Executive Order 13985, Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government (p. 23). The LCCL as the applicant is a culturally-specific organization and will receive 30% of the requested award. In addition, given the majority affect young Black and Latino men living in historically underfunded neighborhoods, the LCCL will commit to subgranting a minimum of 60% to Community Partners that are led by and focused on Latino and/or Black youth.
2) The LCCL is seeking priority consideration for a community with documented high and increasing levels of homicides per capita (See p. 9 and p. 23).
3) The LCCL is seeking priority consideration as an applicant that can demonstrate existing partnerships with multidisciplinary team stakeholder members. (See CVIPI Team attachments and p. 7).