Awards Will Total Over $2 Million
The Indianapolis Foundation, a Central Indiana Community Foundation affiliate, is accepting applications for the Community Crime Prevention Grant Program now through 5 p.m. on July 31. The grant program is funded from resources allocated annually by the Indianapolis-Marion County City-County Council, in partnership with Mayor Joe Hogsett, and has been administered by The Indianapolis Foundation since 2013. Since taking office, Mayor Hogsett has worked with the city-county council to increase the budget allocation for these grants by 25%, creating the largest investment in neighborhood-level crime prevention efforts since 2010.
“In partnership with the city-county council, we are making the largest investment in community crime prevention grants in nearly a decade.”
—Mayor Joe Hogsett
This year, the Community Crime Prevention Grant Program will align with the Office of Public Health and Safety’s Community-Based Violence Prevention Partnership that was announced earlier this year by Mayor Hogsett and Chief Roach. Organizations may seek funding from both grant programs if the funding requests are for unique initiatives that align with the individual grant program’s goals and requirements.
Priority for the 2018 Community Crime Prevention Program is given to organizations and programs that effectively:
- prevent violent crimes among residents;
- serve African American males ages 14-24 in high crime areas;
- provide intervention or prevention services to adults or youth currently interacting with the criminal justice system;
- improve neighborhood safety within Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department’s patrol districts through community mobilization efforts to reduce or prevent crime in a specific geographical area;
- partner with public agencies to help prevent crime.
“In partnership with the city-county council, we are making the largest investment in community crime prevention grants in nearly a decade,” said Mayor Joe Hogsett. “As gun violence continues to plague too many areas of our city, these critical investments in neighborhood-based efforts help us reach our most vulnerable populations. With increased alignment between our public safety partners helping to drive this process, I encourage all qualifying organizations to apply for these funds and look forward to seeing the innovative programs selected by our partners at The Indianapolis Foundation.”
Grants will range from $5,000 to $100,000 and the awards, totaling over $2 million, will be announced in late September. Grant applications must be received by 5 p.m. on July 31 using the online application form.