The City of Grande Prairie awarded nearly $50,000 in funding to 18 local businesses and organizations at the Protective and Social Services Committee meeting today, through the Crime Mitigation Grant.

The Crime Mitigation Grant is a pilot project allowing for limited capital funding of project proposals by residents, businesses, not for profits, associations and charities within the City of Grande Prairie to mitigate crime-related concerns.

Applications were reviewed by the Crime Mitigation Assessment Committee, comprised of representatives from the RCMP, Enforcement, Health and Safety, and the Protective and Social Services Director’s office. Internal engagement, discussions and site visits to businesses, property owners and various non-government organizations (NGO’s) were also completed.

Projects funded largely include adding or enhancement of lighting, security cameras, signage and fencing for a wide variety of businesses and organizations.

The City of Grande Prairie is proud to provide this grant to continue to support businesses, organizations and the community and looks forward to seeing the positive impact of these projects.