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Grants to Florida Nonprofits, Community Groups, and Agencies to Prevent Crime and Drug Abuse in Eligible Locations

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USA: Florida: St. Petersburg

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Forfeiture Grant Program

St. Petersburg Police Department

Agency: Local

GrantWatch ID #146671

Grant Description

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Grants to Florida nonprofit organizations, community groups, associations, and government agencies in eligible locations for programs that address safety issues and drug abuse in local neighborhoods. Applicants must submit a pre-registration form prior to applying. Funding is intended to support projects that help enhance neighborhood safety, promote crime prevention, and provide drug abuse prevention, education, and treatment services to St. Petersburg residents.

The purpose of this grant program is to provide financial support to neighborhood groups, associations, agencies, and non-profit organizations holding a 501c3 or 501c4 designation which are engaged in projects or programs that address the following areas of concern:

  • Neighborhood safety;
  • Crime prevention;
  • Drug abuse education;
  • Drug abuse prevention;
  • Drug abuse treatment; or
  • School resource officer programs.

The Funding Approval Committee prefers to recommend allocation of funds to several different organizations or for several different projects that may be smaller parts of a broader effort by larger organizations. Proposals may range from requests for funding of entire projects or components of a larger project. Proposals may be for any ongoing program or regularly held event, provided the project, program or event meets the eligibility criteria set forth in the forfeiture application.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The grant program will provide funds to community groups, associations, agencies, or non-profit organizations holding a 501c3 or 501c4 designation which provide services to residents within the municipal boundaries of the City of St. Petersburg.

Funds shall not be awarded for:
1. Salaries, stipends, etc.;
2. Food or beverages;
3. Travel or transportation expenses;
4. Newsletters, advertising, flyers, pamphlets, blogs, social media, or other communication media.

Pre-Application Information:

- Pre-Registration due: As soon as possible.
- Proposal due: Before 5:00 PM, Friday, August 26, 2022
- Funding Committee Application review and Notifications made: On or before October 17, 2022

All proposals must be received by the Police Department no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, August 26, 2022. In addition to the five (5) copies which must be turned in to the Police Department, a copy of the proposal narrative only (no pictures) must be submitted in Microsoft Word format via e-mail to Elizabeth Ledbetter prior to the deadline.

All Applicants who wish to submit a proposal for funding shall complete a Pre-Registration Form and submit the PreRegistration Form to Elizabeth Ledbetter via email as soon as possible but no later than Friday, August 26, 2022.

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

For informational purposes: In 2021, the average award was $2,120, with the total amount awarded $53,000.

Contact Information:

Complete and email the Pre-Registration Form to Elizabeth Ledbetter, the Police Department’s Forfeiture Grant Administrator, at

Applicants may provide their Proposals by mail or by hand delivery:

- By mail:
St. Petersburg Police Department, Legal Division
Attn: Elizabeth Ledbetter
1301 First Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

- By hand delivery:
Information Desk in the lobby of the St. Petersburg Police Department Headquarters (located at 1301 First Avenue North, St. Petersburg). The lobby is open from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., every day.

In addition, submit a copy of the proposal narrative only via email to Elizabeth Ledbetter at prior to the deadline.

Direct any and all questions to the Forfeiture Grant Administrator Elizabeth “Lisa” Ledbetter by calling (727) 893-7292, or by emailing the above email address.

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