Governor Larry Hogan today announced nearly $10 million in grant awards through the new Community Safety Works program to more than 300 business districts and nonprofit organizations across Maryland, advancing a key plank of the governor’s Re-Fund The Police Initiative. Administered by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), Community Safety Works awards grants to encourage the implementation of crime prevention strategies through physical design improvements, operational activities, community vigilance, blight removal, and increased property maintenance. “Our $500 million Re-Fund The Police Initiative includes neighborhood safety grants to support hardware upgrades, lighting, cameras, and increased security services for community organizations, business districts, and Main Streets across the state,” said Governor Hogan. “With this first round of funding, we are empowering local organizations and residents to take an active role in making their communities safer.” The grants were awarded in two categories: business district improvements and facility improvements that support projects and activities to make public and private spaces safer. This includes: Auto and pedestrian circulation improvements by slowing traffic so that streets are walkable and pedestrian friendly; Improving opportunities for “eyes on the street,” by removing barriers to sight lines, opening closed spaces, and renovating public spaces to draw […]
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