Fort Worth, Texas – Under the auspices of their forthcoming grant program, the Fort Worth Police Department is extending a call to action for tax-exempt nonprofit organizations, urging them to present their applications. This initiative signifies a remarkable opportunity for eligible institutions to create and instigate crime prevention and safety programs throughout the urban tapestry of Fort Worth.
Police Chief Neil Noakes has spoken eloquently on the transformative potential these grants harbor. He expressed his belief in their capacity to foster crime prevention programs which serve to galvanize community involvement, equipping individuals with the resources necessary to enact change, foster social cohesion, and create spaces where positive decision-making thrives.
Noakes further elucidated the types of safety programs the grants can engender. These would include initiatives aimed at promoting community consciousness, facilitating safe environments, and providing platforms to aid individuals in navigating past traumas.
The program is open to 501(c)(3) organizations or those closely affiliated with them, who may apply for either a development or program grant. Noakes delineated the two grant types: development grants, designed to buttress eligible institutions’ strategic development efforts, thereby enhancing their operational efficacy; and program grants, intended to support those organizations offering community-benefitting programming.
In terms of financial commitment, development grants avail the successful applicant of up to $50,000 for a 12-month project. Program grants, however, carry a much larger purse – offering access to up to $300,000 for a 36-month project.
The lifeblood of these grant programs is the Crime Control and Prevention District (CCPD), the source from which the grant funding flows. Chief Noakes revealed that, since the year 2021, the CCPD has already conferred in excess of $3.1 million to community-centric programs.
Prospective applicants should take note of the application window which remains open until the 8th of July, 2024. The grant program boasts flexible rolling deadlines, permitting applications throughout the year.
Successful applicants will be mandated to partake in regular training, scheduled on a quarterly basis. In addition, they stand to benefit from up to eight hours of support from a trained Grant Navigator, ensuring their mission aligns with the grant’s purpose and helping to set them on a course of successful project execution.
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