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September 23, 2021 - Philadelphia, PA

Gov. Wolf, Lawmakers Discuss Violence Intervention and Prevention Grant Opportunity for PA Communities

Governor Tom Wolf joined state lawmakers to remind communities and organizations that $24 million in state funding is available to address community violence.

"We cannot overstate how painful and damaging gun violence is to our communities. The fear, stress and grief gun violence leaves in its wake hurts every member of our communities," Gov. Wolf said. "This funding will provide communities and organizations with resources to implement or support programs that are tackling community violence. I'm grateful to those who are taking steps every day to keep their communities safe and I urge them to apply for this opportunity."

As administered by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), the Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) funding is intended to support effective local intervening and preventative measures to stop gun and group violence in regions that are experiencing high rates of violent crime.



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20078_gov_gunviolence_dz_001.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking with the press.  Governor Tom Wolf today joined state lawmakers to remind communities and organizations that $24 million in state funding is available to address community violence.  Philadelphia, PA - September 23, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20078_gov_gunviolence_dz_002.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking with the press.  Governor Tom Wolf today joined state lawmakers to remind communities and organizations that $24 million in state funding is available to address community violence.  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Philadelphia, PA - September 23, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20078_gov_gunviolence_dz_005.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania State Senator Vince Hughes speaking with the press.  Governor Tom Wolf today joined state lawmakers to remind communities and organizations that $24 million in state funding is available to address community violence.  Philadelphia, PA - September 23, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20078_gov_gunviolence_dz_006.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking with the press.  Governor Tom Wolf today joined state lawmakers to remind communities and organizations that $24 million in state funding is available to address community violence.  Philadelphia, PA - September 23, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20078_gov_gunviolence_dz_007.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>State Pennsylvania State Representative Donna Bullock speaking with the press.  Governor Tom Wolf today joined state lawmakers to remind communities and organizations that $24 million in state funding is available to address community violence.  Philadelphia, PA - September 23, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20078_gov_gunviolence_dz_008.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania State Senator Vince Hughes speaking with the press.  Governor Tom Wolf today joined state lawmakers to remind communities and organizations that $24 million in state funding is available to address community violence.  Philadelphia, PA - September 23, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20078_gov_gunviolence_dz_009.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>State Pennsylvania State Representative Malcolm Kenyatta speaking with the press.  Governor Tom Wolf today joined state lawmakers to remind communities and organizations that $24 million in state funding is available to address community violence.  Philadelphia, PA - September 23, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20078_gov_gunviolence_dz_010.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania State Senator Senator Anthony Williams speaking with the press.  Governor Tom Wolf today joined state lawmakers to remind communities and organizations that $24 million in state funding is available to address community violence.  Philadelphia, PA - September 23, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20078_gov_gunviolence_dz_011.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking with the community members.  Governor Tom Wolf today joined state lawmakers to remind communities and organizations that $24 million in state funding is available to address community violence.  Philadelphia, PA - September 23, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20078_gov_gunviolence_dz_012.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania State Representative Rick Krajewski speaking with the press.  Governor Tom Wolf today joined state lawmakers to remind communities and organizations that $24 million in state funding is available to address community violence.  Philadelphia, PA - September 23, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20078_gov_gunviolence_dz_013.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania State Senator Senator Anthony Williams speaking with the press.  Governor Tom Wolf today joined state lawmakers to remind communities and organizations that $24 million in state funding is available to address community violence.  Philadelphia, PA - September 23, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20078_gov_gunviolence_dz_014.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking with the press.  Governor Tom Wolf today joined state lawmakers to remind communities and organizations that $24 million in state funding is available to address community violence.  Philadelphia, PA - September 23, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20078_gov_gunviolence_dz_015.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania State Senator Sharif Street speaking with the press.  Governor Tom Wolf today joined state lawmakers to remind communities and organizations that $24 million in state funding is available to address community violence.  Philadelphia, PA - September 23, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20078_gov_gunviolence_dz_016.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking with the press.  Governor Tom Wolf today joined state lawmakers to remind communities and organizations that $24 million in state funding is available to address community violence.  Philadelphia, PA - September 23, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20078_gov_gunviolence_dz_017.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Shaun Elliott, CEO, Greater Philadelphia YMCA speaking with the press.  Governor Tom Wolf today joined state lawmakers to remind communities and organizations that $24 million in state funding is available to address community violence.  Philadelphia, PA - September 23, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20078_gov_gunviolence_dz_018.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking with the press.  Governor Tom Wolf today joined state lawmakers to remind communities and organizations that $24 million in state funding is available to address community violence.  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Philadelphia, PA - September 23, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20078_gov_gunviolence_dz_021.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking with the press.  Governor Tom Wolf today joined state lawmakers to remind communities and organizations that $24 million in state funding is available to address community violence.  Philadelphia, PA - September 23, 2021