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Miami-Dade's Safe in the 305 Grant Program paves the way for safer neighborhoods and community prosperity

Miami-Dade County announces a fresh wave of Safe in the 305 grants, championing community-led initiatives to enhance safety and well-being

In a vibrant stride towards fostering community safety and prosperity, Miami-Dade County proudly introduces the latest installment of the Safe in the 305 Grant program. This innovative initiative, an integral part of Mayor Daniella Levine Cava's Peace & Prosperity Plan, invites residents and community stakeholders to take the lead in shaping safer neighborhoods. As the county opens its doors for applications until March 1, 2024, the program is set to fund projects addressing various facets of community enhancement.

How these microgrants foster positive change

Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava emphasizes the collaborative approach required to maintain community safety. The Safe in the 305 Grant program actively encourages partnerships among residents, community-based organizations, businesses, and law enforcement. Sonia Grice, Director of the Community Action and Human Services Department, highlights the program's focus on community blight, youth development, mental health, and supporting individuals involved with the justice system.

The microgrants, ranging from $500.00 to $1,500.00, are tailored to fund projects that align with the program's overarching goals. With a dedicated online application platform, interested parties can easily access eligibility criteria and submit their innovative proposals.

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Safe in the 305 spurs community participation

The Safe in the 305 Grant program is more than just a financial boost; it's a catalyst for change. Annika S. Holder, Director of the Miami-Dade County Office of Neighborhood Safety, shares the program's success in funding 86 projects since its launch in June 2022. This round of funding aims to support a minimum of 30 new projects, empowering residents, grassroots groups, and community stakeholders to lead initiatives that enhance safety and quality of life.

To ensure accessibility and support, the Office of Neighborhood Safety is offering free application assistance via Zoom and at three CAHSD Community Resource Centers. Sessions will be available on February 7, 12, and 23 and during regular business hours from February 5 to March 1.

Ready to be a community champion? Apply now for Safe in the 305 microgrants and make a positive impact! Subscribe to our newsletter for more inspiring Miami stories, and let your small business shine with our advertising services!

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