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Community Development Block Grant Program - Safe Neighborhood Grant

Grants to Maine Local and County Agencies for Law
Enforcement Projects Addressing Illegal Drugs, Crime

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Maine Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)

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Deadline Date:

06/17/16 4:00 PM


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Grants to Maine local governments including plantations, Counties applying on behalf of Unorganized Territory Groups, and eligible applicants on behalf of Maine Indian Tribes, for law enforcement programs. May 6 is the deadline to submit the required LOI. Funds will be provided to reduce crime and illegal drug activity in low-middle income neighborhoods.

The Safe Neighborhood Program (SN) provides resources to support new or expanded local law enforcement and crime prevention programming in designated neighborhoods which will benefit low/moderate income (LMI) persons. These funds will help alleviate illegal drug activity, violent crime and property crime, which will benefit residents.

Eligible Activities: Eligible activities include personnel costs, equipment, training and any other eligible public service activities necessary to support local law enforcement agencies’ efforts to primarily combat the sale and distribution of illegal drugs and associated other crimes; eligible planning activities necessary to complete the Project Development Phase.

(b) Project Benefit: Eligible SN projects must provide benefits to one of the groups of persons listed below:

(ii) Target areas in communities where 51% or greater of the persons residing in the target area are determined to be LMI; or
(iii) Communities designated as 51% or greater LMI according to the most recent American Community Survey (ACS) Census data.

(c) All communities applying for SN funds must certify that:

(i) The program represents a new service to the community/target area; or a quantifiable increase in the level of an existing service;
(iii) The activity will meet the need or will continue after SN funding is expended.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167231

Estimated Size of Grant:

Maximum SN Amount: $100,000

Term of Contract:

2016 CDBG Program Funds are not expected to be available before July 1, 2016.

Applicants have three (3) months to complete the project development phase process or notice of award may be rescinded.


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- All units of general local government in Maine, including plantations, except for the entitlement communities of Auburn, Bangor, Biddeford, Lewiston, Portland and all of Cumberland County with the exception of Baldwin, Brunswick, Casco and Frye Island.
- County governments may apply on behalf of the Unorganized Territory.
- Groups of local governments may apply for multi-jurisdictional or joint projects. Multi-jurisdictional applications require designation of one local government as the lead applicant and consent for that designation by each participating local government.
- Eligible applicants, including counties as defined above may apply for CDBG assistance on behalf of the five Maine Indian Tribes. Maine Indian Tribes are not themselves eligible applicants.

Pre-Application Information:

Letter of Intent: Due May 6, 2016 by 4:00 PM.

Once a community has received a letter stating their project has been invited to the Project Development Phase, the applicant must complete a series of local documentation and an environmental review. The goal of the Project Development Phase is a grant contract for CDBG funds. An OCD Development Program Manager will be assigned to work closely with each community to finalize their project.

Contact Information:

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

Letters of Intent may be submitted via email to:
Please enter “SNP LOI” in the subject line.

(207) 624-7484
FAX: (207) 287-8070
TTY: 1-800-437-1220

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