LISC and MetLife Foundation are seeking nominations for the MetLife Foundation Community-Police Partnership Awards. This awards program is a great opportunity for communities to receive recognition for their work improving community safety.
Previous winners provide examples of how commercial revitalization programs can partner with their communities to address safety issues that may be affecting the viability of their districts. Commercial corridor-specific winners of this program include King Drive Public Safety Initiative, which focused on maintaining a Business Improvement District along the historic Dr. Martin Luther King Drive in Milwaukee, WI as well as Uptown Consortium, Inc. & Cincinnati Police Department who partnered to revitalize Cincinnati’s Burnet Avenue business corridor.
The awards are the result of a partnership between the MetLife Foundation and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) to recognize, sustain and share the work of innovative partnerships between community groups and police that promote neighborhood safety and revitalization.
The submission deadline for 2012 applications is March 11, 2012. Download the application here.
Awardees will receive:
* Monetary grants ranging from $15,000 to $30,000.
* Case studies about award-winning partnerships to be disseminated throughout the community development and law enforcement industries.
Cash grants will be awarded in the following two categories:
* Neighborhood Revitalization Awards (Five at $20,000-$30,000): These awards celebrate exemplary collaboration between community groups and police that yields crime reduction and economic development outcomes, such as real estate development, business attraction and job growth.
* Special Strategy Awards (Five at $15,000): Community and police partnerships that have achieved significant accomplishments in one of the following areas will receive awards: Applied Technology, Aesthetics and Greenspace Improvement, Diversity Inclusion & Integration, Drug Market Disruption, Gang Prevention & Youth Safety, or Seniors & Safety.