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State allocates $100 million to aid gun violence prevention efforts

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced on Tuesday, Aug. 30, opportunities for organizations to apply for an additional $100 million in grants to fund gun violence prevention programs in municipalities across Illinois. 

The funding is part of the Reimagine Public Safety Act (RPSA) and will support nonprofit community-based organizations and local governments in 16 municipal areas outside of the city of Chicago as they work to prevent and interrupt gun violence in their communities. 

The new funding builds on $113 million in funding made available in May as well as $10 million in funding . . .

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