For Immediate Release
Friday, March 14, 2014

District Attorney Announces Request for Proposals for Neighborhood Justice
Fund
Priority Areas Include Pedestrian Safety, Security Improvements, Summer
Community Activities

San Francisco – District Attorney George Gascón announced today the
availability of Neighborhood Justice Fund grants to community-based
organizations for projects that will enhance neighborhood safety,
livability and cohesion.  The grants are a result of restitution funds
collected from Neighborhood Court directives and held by the District
Attorney’s Office solely for the Neighborhood Justice Fund annual grant
program.

“This grant cycle, we are prioritizing projects with an emphasis on
pedestrian safety, security improvements and summer community mobilization
and empowerment activities,” said District Attorney George Gascón.  “We
encourage community organizations to be creative in ways to foster public
safety in our neighborhoods.”

The 2014 Neighborhood Justice Fund is open to all non-profit 501 (c)(3)
community organizations. Applications must be compliant City Vendors prior
to submitting proposals to be eligible for funds. Organizations may submit
one application for a maximum amount of $3,000 and there will be no more
than 11 grants awarded in this funding cycle.

Last grant cycle, projects funded included a security gate, a community
garden, and public safety projects benefitting youth, the elderly, and the
LGBT community. This year’s priority areas of pedestrian safety, security
improvements and summer community activities will further enhance public
safety in San Francisco’s neighborhoods.

To be considered for a Neighborhood Justice Fund grant, projects must be
located in San Francisco, be a discrete project entirely funded by the
grant or a distinct project component entirely funded by this grant,
provide a time bound schedule of when activities will occur, and be within
the demonstrated capacity of the organization.

Grants awarded during 2014 disbursement are for projects to be completed
between June 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014. Proposals for 2014 projects
must be submitted by 5:00pm Monday, April 14, 2014.

The full Request for Proposals and application instructions can be
downloaded from the San Francisco District Attorney’s website,
http://www.sfdistrictattorney.org/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=180

For questions and more information regarding specific proposal requirements
contact Maria McKee, SFDA Grants & Policy Manager at maria.mckee@sfgov.org.

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