Community Crime Prevention Grant
In August 2006, the Community Crime Prevention Task Force was convened to study the root causes of crime in the community, determine the types of programs most likely to prevent crime or effectively intervene in the lives of those at risk of criminal behavior, and make recommendations about how the community could prevent crime in the future.
The task force examined the underlying problems that led to a surge in violent crime in Indianapolis and in 2007 recommended actions to stem the violence and to prevent crime before it occurs. In July 2007, the City-County Council passed Proposal No. 264 to increase the County Option Income Tax (COIT) and establish the Community Crime Prevention Grant (CCPG) program to provide funding for crime prevention initiatives recommended by the Task Force its January 2007 final report.
According to the Community Crime Prevention Report from 2007, the majority of violent crime is committed by a small group of individuals that have already committed a crime or demonstrates specific behaviors that are associated with increased criminal activity (e.g., gang activity or drug offenders). Since 2007, the Community Crime Prevention Grant program has provided nearly $12 million in grants to local education, health, youth development, workforce development and ex-offender re-entry organizations focused on reducing and preventing crime.
In the past, the Community Crime Prevention Grant has been administered by the Indianapolis Parks Foundation. However, beginning with the 2013-2014 grant cycle, The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation, will administer the grant. See below for details about the upcoming grant cycle procedures.
Applications for the next CCPG cycle will be available online through the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF). Organizations will be able to file online from July 1 through July 31, 2013.
Before applications are made available, CICF staff and The Indianapolis Foundation board of trustees will conduct a listening tour of major community stakeholders. This information will be used to establish specific grant criteria. Watch the CICF website for information as it becomes available.
For additional grant information, contact Alicia Barnett at 317.634.2423 or email@example.com.
Grants awarded in 2012 are administered by the Indianapolis Parks Foundation and end as of May 31, 2013. Final grant reports are due to the Parks Foundation in June 2013.
All current CCPG recipients are invited to reapply for 2013-2014 grants as specified above.