LISC and MetLife are seeking nominations for The Metlife Foundation Community-Police Partnership Awards. This award program is a great opportunity for communities to recieve recognition for their work improving community safety. I really enjoy reading about previous award winners, many of whom are excellent real life examples of how commercial district managers can address safety issues that may be affecting the viability of their districts. For more information about the awards and for an overview of past winners, click here. The submission deadline for 2011 applications is Feb. 28.
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 to promote neighborhood safety and revitalization.
Awardees will receive:
- Monetary grants ranging from $15,000 to $25,000.
- Case studies about award-winning partnerships will be disseminated throughout the community development and law enforcement industries.
Cash grants will be awarded in the following two categories:
- Neighborhood Revitalization Awards (Six at $15,000-25,000): These awards celebrate exemplary collaboration between community groups and police that yields crime reduction as well as economic development outcomes, such as real estate development, business attraction and job growth.
- Special Strategy Awards (Five at $15,000): Community and police partners who 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, Seniors & Safety