City of Fayetteville
File #: 24-4062    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Other Items of Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/29/2024 In control: City Council Work Session
On agenda: 6/3/2024 Final action:
Title: Empowering Community Safety Micro-Grant Program Close Out Report
Attachments: 1. Community Safety Microgrant Report 5.21.24
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TO: Mayor and Members of City Council

THRU: Kelly Olivera, Assistant City Manager

FROM: Christopher Cauley, MPA, Economic and Community Development Director

DATE: June 3, 2024

Empowering Community Safety Micro-Grant Program Close Out Report

Council District(s)

Relationship To Strategic Plan:
GOAL I: The City of Fayetteville will be a safe and secure community.
1.3: To ensure low incidents of property and violent crime.
1.4: To engage citizens in community watch and safety events.
GOAL IV: The City of Fayetteville will be a highly desirable place to live, work and recreate.
4.5: To ensure a place for people to live in great neighborhoods
GOAL VI: The City of Fayetteville will continue to have a collaborative citizen and business engagement base.
6.3: To inform and educate about local government by enhancing public outreach and increasing community dialog, collaboration, and empowerment.

Executive Summary:
The Economic and Community Development department (ECD) through a community-based review committee has provided micro-grants to organizations to fund, inspire, and boost community crime reduction activities. Grant awards are limited to the areas of the City that have high or recent spikes in violent crime. The program offered local groups and non-profits micro-grant opportunities, coupled with capacity-building training, to reduce crime and build community capacity. The micro-grant program operated for 24 months, and consisted of four grant cycles of six months each. During the fourth and final cycle, an emphasis was placed on the funding of video doorbell cameras. Over the course of the four funding cycles, the program funded 63 agencies and made 96 awards totaling $225,600.

In the fall of 2021, the Police Chief proposed a series of crime reduction strategies. The Fayetteville Police Department and the Economic and Community Development Department, under guidance from the...

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