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Grants to St. Petersburg, Florida Nonprofits, Community Groups, and
Agencies to Prevent Crime and Drug Abuse in City Neighborhoods

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St. Petersburg Police Department

Deadline Date:

08/30/19 5:00 PM Receipt


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Grants to St. Petersburg, Florida nonprofit organizations, community groups, associations, and agencies for programs that address safety issues and drug abuse in City neighborhoods. Funding is intended for projects in the areas of crime prevention, neighborhood safety, drug abuse prevention, treatment, and education, as well as school resource officer programs.

Proposals may range from requests for funding of entire projects or components of a larger project. Proposals may request funding for any new project, ongoing program, or regularly held event, so long as the project, program, or event meets all of the eligibility criteria.

The Applicant should propose a project that is original and addresses a problem that is not
already being addressed by other entities within that neighborhood. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 146671

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.

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.

Because of constitutional considerations, churches may not apply directly. However, subordinate organizations of the church may apply in their own name provided that the subordinate organization is recognized as a charitable organization and is otherwise qualified.

Funds shall not be awarded for:

1. Salaries, stipends, etc.;
2. Food or beverages;
3. Travel or transportation expenses;
4. Video surveillance systems; or
5. Newsletters, advertising, flyers, pamphlets, blogs, social media, or other communication media.

Pre-Application Information:


- Application due: Before 5:00 PM, Friday, August 30, 2019
- Funding Committee Application review: September 26, 2019
- Notifications made: On or before October 11, 2019
- Agreements mailed to successful applicants: On or before November 1, 2019
- Deadline to return Signed Agreement: On or before November 14, 2019
- Disbursement Ceremony: On November 14, 2019, at 10:00 AM (at Police Headquarters)

Postmarks will not be considered when determining the timeliness of an application. All proposals must be received by the Police Department no later than 5:00 p.m. on the deadline date. Proposals received after 5:00 PM will not be considered for funding.

Each Applicant must fill out one pre-registration form and complete one Proposal. Applicants which offer multiple programs may include their different programs within one Proposal.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To apply:

-Email the completed Pre-Registration Form to the Grant Administrator Elizabeth Ledbetter at
- Submit 5 copies of the Proposal by mail or hand delivery* to the St. Petersburg Police Department headquarters at the following address:

St. Petersburg Police Dept., Legal Division
Attn: Elizabeth Ledbetter
1301 First Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL. 33705

*Hand delivery information: Information Desk in the lobby of the St. Petersburg Police Department Headquarters.

In addition, submit a copy of the proposal narrative only (no pictures) via email to Elizabeth Ledbetter at the above email address prior to the deadline.

Direct all questions to Elizabeth (“Lisa”) Ledbetter via email or phone (727) 893-7292.

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USA: Florida: St. Petersburg

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