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Tampa Police Launch 2024 "TPD C.A.R.E.S." Grant Funding Campaign

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TAMPA, Fla.- The Tampa Police Department is pleased to announce its 2024 TPD Community and Resources Enhancing Success (C.A.R.E.S.) grant program. The purpose of this grant funding program is to assist community partners who are engaged in projects and programs benefiting those who live in the City of Tampa.

Community members interested in applying for TPD C.A.R.E.S. funding must support the spirit of the Tampa Police Department's mission, which is to work in partnership with our community to reduce crime, improve quality of life, and make Tampa safer, together.

"This funding is an investment in our community. Last year's recipients were able to enhance their work in assisting our youth and families in our community," said Chief Lee Bercaw. "This year we are increasing the funding amounts hoping to further the impact of this initiative in the City of Tampa."

A total amount of $35,000 is available for the 2024 funding awards. Grants will be awarded in tiers of $10,000; $5,000; $2,000; or $1,000.

This program will provide funds to community groups, associations, agencies, or non-profit organizations holding a 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) designation which provides services to residents within the municipal boundaries of the City of Tampa.  The TPD C.A.R.E.S. funding must serve residents within the municipal boundaries of the City of Tampa by addressing a youth or adult program geared towards crime prevention and community engagement.  This includes, but is not limited to, social development, mentorship, prevention and treatment of drug or domestic abuse, and mental health.

The application enrollment period begins on March 11, 2024. Applications must be submitted/postmarked by midnight on April 05, 2024. Applicants selected to receive funding from the 2024 TPD C.A.R.E.S. will receive by mail a congratulatory letter from the Chief of Police with the date, time, and location of the award presentation.  Award notifications will be mailed to the award recipients and posted on the Tampa Police Department's website.

For full details and a link to apply, go to www.tampa.gov/TPDcares