INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The Indy Public Safety Foundation received a $100,000 grant from the Indianapolis Foundation. The money will be used to reduce violent crime in the city.
Officials announced the funds will be distributed as "mini grants" to programs in an effort to reduce crime.
"The missions of the Indy Public Safety Foundation and the Community Crime Prevention Grant program are perfectly aligned, and these funds will allow us to quickly address this pressing issue," Melissa Proffitt Reese, Chairperson of the Indy Public Safety Foundation said Tuesday.
IMPD and DPS will handle the grants internally. The Indy Public Safety Board will ultimatley approve the potential candidates.
Candidates began applying for the mini grants on July 1. City officials hope to have all candidates chosen by the end of July.
"With the combination of the community leaders on the board of the Indy Public Safety Foundation and this manner of financial support, I believe we will be able to successfully address not only violent crime here in our city, but the root causes of such crime," Troy Riggs, Director of the Indianapolis Department of Public Safety said in a news release.
Hite hopes the funds will supports community partners to make a positive change in the city.
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