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2018 Neighborhood Block Watch Grant Program (NBWGP)

Grants to Phoenix, Arizona Neighborhood
Organizations to Prevent Crime and Promote Safety

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City of Phoenix

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Deadline Date:

12/07/17 4:00 PM Arizona Time


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Grants of up to $10,000 to Phoenix, Arizona neighborhood watch groups and neighborhood organizations and grants of up to $1,000 to newly-formed organizations to enhance quality of life and safety throughout the city. This program offers groups support in creating new programs and activities that will reduce and prevent crime in their communities.

Use of Funds:

Grant funds shall be used to fund new or existing programs and activities with an identifiable anti-crime component or safety element. Eligible uses include, but are not limited to, crime prevention programs, neighborhood crime-fighting workshops, and crime-fighting/prevention educational programs. Proposals to expand a current program or activity into a new geographic area where no similar programs or activities exist will be considered. Any service/equipment/product/resource already available through a City department/agency will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Community Lighting Information:

The NBWGP Oversight Committee strongly suggests that all grant applicants look into cost effective, energy efficient lighting options for neighborhoods. Energy efficient lighting includes solar lighting and LED lighting options.

No new contracts for lighting will be allowed unless lighting systems are energy efficient.

Requests for funding of new lighting fixtures must be energy efficient and include a map or detailed description on the location of the installation.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 164548

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant amounts may vary, but the maximum grant amount that can be requested is $10,000.

Organizations that have been in existence for 6 months or less may only apply for a maximum of $1,000.

A maximum of $3,000 can be allocated towards electric bills for lighting.

Applicants are advised to review the guidelines for funding restrictions for specific budget items.

Term of Contract:

Grants cannot be funded prior to July 1, 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are Neighborhood Block Watch groups and/or neighborhood organizations, registered through the City of Phoenix Neighborhood Services Department, Neighborhood Notification Service are eligible to apply for Neighborhood Block Watch grants.

Homeowner Associations are not eligible to apply as a Primary Applicant Group; however, Homeowner Associations, educational or faith-based organizations, nonprofit agencies within a specific geographic area, and City of Phoenix departments (such as the Neighborhood Services Department, Police Department, and Parks and Recreation Department) may apply as a Co-Applicant Group. City of Phoenix employees cannot be signers on grant applications in their capacity as a City employee.

It is a mandatory requirement that the Primary Applicant Group be listed with the City of Phoenix Neighborhood Notification Program. Once listed, your organization will receive information about issues that affect the livability of your neighborhood.

Prohibited Items List: Requests for prohibited items will be denied Grant Funds cannot be used to buy or pay for:
-Administration of the grant itself, including payment to an accountant or individual to complete quarterly reports or to pay Block Watch members for any services.
-Alcoholic beverages, including wine and beer;
-Awards and raffle prizes;
-Bulletproof vests;
-Entertainment, parties, and recognition dinners not designated as a GAIN event.
-Entrance or admission fees for any in-state or out of state non-educational field trips, including water and amusement parks;
-Food or beverages of any kind, including consumable prizes or incentives in the form of food or beverages;
-Motor vehicles;
-Out-of-state field trips or travel (educational or non-education);
-Surveillance equipment and drones, including night vision and listening devices (does not include graffiti cameras if partnering with the Neighborhood Services Department);
-Vehicle overhead emergency light bars;
-Weapons of any type, including firearms, pepper spray, mace, knives, stun guns, etc.
-Weed killers and lawn chemicals labeled as hazardous material.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Applicants are encouraged to review the on-line workshop presentation and/or attend one of the NBWGP training sessions for assistance in completing the application.

The Phoenix Police Department, Neighborhood Block Watch Grant Program (NBWGP) staff will provide training on how to submit a 2018 Neighborhood Block Watch grant application. This training will cover the process of registering a user profile in the Grants Management System (GMS), creating a new application, entering requested budget items, uploading documentation, printing reports, and submitting the application. Staff will also cover eligibility criteria, application changes for 2018, and be available to answer questions.

Upcoming training workshop:

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
South Mountain Community College Library
7050 South 24th St, Phoenix, AZ, 85042
10:00 AM & 6:00 PM

Wireless internet connections will be available at both locations. Please feel free to bring a laptop if you would like to access the Grants Management System during the presentation.
If you would like to attend a training session, please contact NBWGP staff (see contact details below), to reserve your seat in the class. Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible.

Pre-Application Information:

All grant applications are due no later than December 7, 2017 at 4:00 PM Arizona time.

Grant awards will be announced in June 2018.

Contact Information:

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

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If you would like to attend a training session, please contact NBWGP staff at 602-495-0744 or 602-534-2036,

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arizona: City of Phoenix