Tampa Police Announce New Community Investment Grant

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For Immediate Release 
For additional information, please contact:
Janelle H. McGregor, Tampa Police Department Spokesperson


The deadline to apply is July 31


Tampa, Fla. (June 29, 2018)— The Tampa Police Department has a new resource for investing in the city’s safety.  Police Chief Brian Dugan announced the Community Investment Grant on June 29.  The grant marks the first time in the department’s history where organizations could apply for financial help for grassroots safety initiatives.


The goal of the Community Investment Grant is to provide assistance to non-profit organizations that are engaged in projects or programs that benefit Tampa citizens.  In September, the Chief and his staff will award four grants, totaling $10,000 to local charitable organizations.

 “This community grant opportunity has the potential to inspire organizations to think of new ways that they can help prevent crime in our neighborhoods,” said Chief Dugan. “We also recognize that some organizations are just simply in need of dollars to continue programs that make sense from a public safety standpoint.”

Organizations must have a 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) designation in order to apply for the Community Investment Grant.  They also have to meet additional criteria, which includes using the awarded funds in a manner that supports the police department’s mission to reduce crime and enhance the quality of life through a cooperative partnership with all citizens.

The application along with additional information about the Community Investment Grant is available online at: Tampagov.net/Police/TPD-Grant


Organizations are required to submit their application package by no later than July 31, 2018.


The police department is utilizing seized drug money and contraband to fund the Community Investment Grant.