The MetLife Foundation and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation are partnering for the thirteenth year to recognize, sustain, and share the innovative efforts of community groups and police departments working to promote neighborhood safety and revitalization. The Community-Police Partnership Awards program aims to recognize partnerships that exhibit tangible accomplishments in their efforts to advance the process, outcome, and/or evaluation of effective police‐community collaborations. The program awards grants in nine categories that emphasize different models of community‐police collaboration, including the primary category of Excellence in Neighborhood Revitalization & Economic Vitality, through which five grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded in recognition of exemplary collaborations between community groups and police departments that result in reduction of crime as well as improvements in economic development, such as real estate development, business attraction, and job growth. An additional five awards of $15,000 each will recognize exemplary collaboration between community groups and police that yield significant public safety outcomes in one or more of the following areas: blight reduction, civic engagement, diversity inclusion, drug market disruption, gang prevention and youth safety, health and wellness, school-based programs, and senior engagement.
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