Funding Opportunities

$300K community safety grants now available

Written by Mindia Whittier

The fund is administered by Fort Worth Police Department.

Two groups of grants are now available from Fort Worth’s Crime Control and Prevention District (CCPD) to strengthen community-based organizations that address safety and crime prevention.

The goal of the funding strategy is to assist community-based organizations achieve the mission of CCPD: “To enhance the Fort Worth Police Department’s ability to provide quality service and to work in partnership with the community to reduce crime and to create a safe environment for all.”

There are two groups of available grants from the FY2023 CCPD funds. Development Grants and Program Grants. Development grants develop strong agencies and effective responses on crime/safety problems in three categories:

Capacity Building Projects provide up to $50,000 over one year for eligible agencies working with foster care youth, previously incarcerated persons, or “Police/Community Relations.” Funds can be used to contract with a nonprofit consultant to enhance the agency’s capability to perform daily operations.

Planning Projects provide up to $50,000 over one year for eligible agencies working with foster care youth, previously incarcerated persons, or “Police/Community Relations.” Funds can be used to contract with a research consultant to develop the agency’s strategy and response to a crime/safety problem. 

Special Projects provide up to $50,000 over one year to well-qualified and established non-profit agencies that propose to address at least one CCPD Goal. Funds can be used to establish new or expand/improve current programs that are likely to be sustained beyond the project period. 

Program grants establish effective responses on crime/safety problems in the community and provide up to $300,000 over three years for nonprofit agencies with the capability to impact at least one CCPD Goal. Funds can be used for projects with a well-documented plan of action that is likely to result in the measurable change of a relevant crime/safety problem. 

The CCPD fund is managed by a nine-member Board of Directors that establishes the annual budget and policies, oversees expenditures, and evaluated programs funded by the district.

The deadline to apply for Development grants is April 15. The deadline to apply for Program grants is March 30. Information to apply can be found online.

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Mindia Whittier