Tuesday, February 25, 2014

MetLife Foundation & LISC Announce 2014 Community-Police Partnership Award Nomination Process

The MetLife Foundation and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) have announced the nomination process for the 2014 Community-Police Partnership Awards. Since 2002, the MetLife Foundation and LISC have recognized innovative partnerships between communities and police nationwide that strive to promote neighborhood safety and revitalization.

This year, there are nine award categories:
  • Excellence in Neighborhood Revitalization & Economic Vitality. A total of five monetary awards between $20,000-$30,000 will recognize exemplary collaboration between community groups and police that that result in specific outcomes, such as crime reduction.
In addition, five monetary awards of $15,000 each will recognize exemplary collaboration between community groups and police that result in significant public safety outcomes in one or more of the following areas:
  • Excellence in Blight Reduction
  • Excellence in Civic Engagement 
  • Excellence in Diversity Inclusion
  • Excellence in Drug Market Disruption
  • Excellence in Gang Prevention & Youth Safety
  • Excellence in Health & Wellness
  • Excellence in School‐Based Programs
  • Excellence in Seniors Engagement 

LISC will promote the work of award-winning partnerships by publishing and distributing their accomplishments to the field, including practitioners, policymakers and academics interested in the work of these innovative and results-driven partnerships.

Eligible applicants must be member organizations of partnerships that include, but need not be limited to, community organizations and police. Applicants must be a (i) public agency or (ii) validly formed legal entity (for profit or non profit) in the United States. Joint applications filed by a public agency/legal entity are welcome. Non‐public agency award recipients will be required to submit evidence of legal existence prior to receiving an award (i.e.: IRS certification letter).

Want to learn more about past winners? Check out the LISC website.

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