The provincial government will be providing $5.2 million in funding to support projects and programs that prevent crime and promote community safety.

Eligible groups and organizations that work to prevent and reduce crime in Alberta can now apply for the Alberta Crime Prevention grant.

The money will be available over the next two years and will support the delivery of crime prevention, community safety, and well-being programs. 

Programs that may be able to apply for the funding would include involvement in domestic violence, youth outreach programs, and training and staffing for crime prevention organizations in rural Alberta. 

Jean Bota, president of the Alberta Community Crime Prevention Association says, “Successful crime prevention requires a strong partnership between government, police, and community. Often community organizations are funded solely through private donations and fundraising activities. We appreciate the support of the Government of Alberta, and in particular the minister of justice and solicitor general, through the Alberta Crime Prevention grant and other initiatives."

The Alberta Crime Prevention grant will provide one-time funding of $25,000 to $150,000 a year for projects.

Organizations will have until September 30 to apply for funding under the Alberta Crime Prevention grant.