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Evidence shows that violence is a leading cause of death and nonfatal injuries among adolescents in the United States. Violence victimization (that is, to be a victim of violence) places the lives of adolescents at risk, and the experience may be associated with trauma, diminished academic success, sexual risk behavior, substance use, and risk of STDs, including HIV. As a result, companies are not finding workers with conflict resolution, emotional intelligence, communication, problem-solving, critical thinking, negotiation, and collaboration skills, who are able to persevere through complex and challenging situations. Students need more opportunities to develop these skills and teachers need support in empowering students to build those skills.

In order to address these challenges, Peace Peddlers is providing grant support to middle schools interested in conflict resolution and bullying prevention training and support. Peace Peddlers seeks to provide financial support for conflict resolution education and training (CRE) for 6 through 8h grade students and youth. Peace Peddlers considers conflict resolution literacy increasingly important for reducing anti-social behavior in the school building as well as outside the school house.

Through this grant, Peace Peddlers will supply grants to schools interested in starting the Peace Peddlers Climb program beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year.

Eligibility Requirements:

Peace Peddlers Program: Climb
Peace Peddlers Program Status: New Program
Peace Peddlers State: Georgia

Program Requirements:

Grantee must offer the Peace Peddlers Climb program for the 2020-2021 school year that was not previously offered.

School Type:

Public, Private, Charter


Priority will be given to schools that demonstrate both the need and capacity to implement the program, and have plans to require all students participate in the program during their elementary school experience.

Districts of grant awarded schools are expected to form a partnership team within two years of starting a program and include representatives from local companies, government agencies, and hospitals as members.

Grant funds cannot apply towards Peace Peddlers Training cancellation training fees, substitution fees, trainings where there was a no-show, or trainings where a credential was not earned. Peace Peddlers grantees are subject to Peace Peddlers training cancellation policy where any cancellations made within 21 days of the event incur the full training fee as well as any on-campus housing and parking purchases made for in-person Core Training. If you do not cancel, make a timely substitution, or do not attend, you are responsible for full payment of the training fee. We cannot apply funds paid towards a cancellation or substitution fee to future training events. Payment is required even if you don’t successfully complete training and earn the credential.

Grant Award and Distribution Schedule:

Total Award: $10,000
2020-2021: $10,000

Use of Funds

Allowable Expenses:

Peace Peddlers Climb™ program fee; Peace Peddlers Guide™ Core Training Fee; Program supplies.

Unallowable Expenses:

Salaries or Stipends; Benefits; Meals; Infrastructure; Renovations; Indirect Costs; Any other expenses unspecific as allowable.

Grant Reporting Requirements:

Grantees receiving a Peace Peddlers grant are required to annually submit the following reports for the duration of the grant period: Annual Grant Report and Annual Grant Financial Report.

Deadline: January 31, 2020