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Neighborhoods NOW

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $200,000)

The Congressionally Selected Awards Program, authorized by the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 111-8), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects selected by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-8, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 09 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY09 Omnibus Appropriations Act.

The Wyandotte County Community Foundation in collaboration with Greater Kansas City Local Initiatives Support Corporation will implement crime and safety programs in three commercial corridors of the NeighborhoodsNOW communities that encompass downtown Kansas City (KS), Prospect Avenue (MO), and Independence Avenue (MO). In addition, Wyandotte County Community Foundation and Greater Kansas City LISC will work to engage current and new partner agencies in crime and safety efforts. They will support entry programs, corridor clean-and-safe programs, graffiti abatement and other special projects identified as priorities by neighborhood groups, business leaders, non-profit organizations and police departments.


Date Created: February 20, 2012