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Jan. 8, 2018 - Applications are available Jan. 9-Feb. 13 for special mini-grants from the Office of Youth and Young Adult Opportunities. Organizations and programs that support community-based efforts to stop youth violence can apply for as much as $20,000. The grants are available to non-profit organizations with a designated tax exempt status. Programs eligible for funding must address one or more "risk factors" affecting the city's young people, including individual risk factors, family risk factors, peer and social risk factors, and community risk factors. A special information session on the grants will be held Thursday, Jan. 11, at 5:30 p.m. in the Healthy Families Building, 100 Old Hampton Lane. You can RSVP online. A complete list of grant requirements, including an explanation of how the money can be used, is also available online. And you can go online to get an application. For more information about the Office of Youth and Young Adult Opportunities, visit www.hampton.gov/youthviolence.