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City accepting proposals for financial support through the Building Safer Communities Fund

The City of Saint John has issued a request for proposals (RFP) from local non-profit and community organizations for funding available through the Building Safer Communities Fund (BSCF) established by the Government of Canada’s Department of Public Safety.

The BSCF provides municipalities the opportunity to enhance community-based prevention and intervention strategies related to gun and gang violence. The City is seeking interest from eligible organizations that focus on children, youth, and young adults, for funding support specific to the following:

  • enhancing community knowledge of existing and emerging factors related to gang and gun violence
  • supporting the planning, development and implementation of associated prevention and intervention programs, practices, and initiatives.

For further information, including eligibility requirements and how to apply, the RFP can be viewed on the City of Saint John website HERE.

The deadline to submit proposals is 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 8, 2023.

There will be a virtual information session on this held on Monday, December 19 at 2 p.m. To register, please contact This session will be recorded.

Learn more about the Building Safer Communities Fund here.