School Service Project
Funding is NOW available for TWO open GRANTS
Applying DOES NOT guarantee funding.
Approval notification will be issued
“GRANT #1 – MAKE MY SCHOOL G.R.E.A.T. PROJECT GRANT” REIMBURSEMENT GRANT APPLICATIONS FOR UP TO $500.00
The G.R.E.A.T. kids will work with their G.R.E.A.T. Officer instructors and school teachers to demonstrate what they’ve learned from the G.R.E.A.T. curricula by creating and implementing a school service project that is also designed to “make my school G.R.E.A.T.” Projects will range from, but not limited to, Community Involvement – kids will use decision making skills to paint over graffiti in their community; Art -kids will create anti-gang, anti-bullying, and/or anti-violence posters; the Environment – kids will collect recycling material from their community and create a piece of art to improve their community; Social Studies – kids will research laws related to gangs, violence and crime then develop and write their own laws that will be reproduced and shared throughout the school and community; and Music – kids will create a song about refusing to participate in crime, violence and/or gangs and perform it or make it available in their community. This project will enable the G.R.E.A.T. Kids to work as a team in giving back to their community in a positive manner.
GRANT #2 – G.R.E.A.T. OFFICERS BUILDING TRUST AND COMMUNITY POLICING FAMILY PROGRAM GRANT (Made possible by MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS FOUNDATION)
REIMBURSEMENT GRANT APPLICATIONS FOR UP TO $1,000.00 ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED. APPLICATION DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 8, 2017.
This grant is designed for G.R.E.A.T. law enforcement officers to take a pro-active non-enforcement approach in engaging youth and their parents/guardians in building trust and community policing. This Family Program will concentrate on building trust and positive relationships between law enforcement, youth and the family in addition to serving as a vehicle to distract and deter youth from gangs and violence. The G.R.E.A.T. Family component will help families develop skills and strategies that will foster a healthier home environment, leading to a better community. To accomplish this, parents and youths will engaged in cooperative group activities, facilitated group discussions, and skills practice. Families will also be given resources they can reference after the training.
Your Family Program grant request must reflect how it will reinforce the lessons of the taught within the Family Component Curriculum: Addressing Family Obstacles and Solutions; Improving Family Relationships; G.R.E.A.T. Communication; Rules, Limits and Discipline; Addressing Common Personal Dilemmas; and Families in the Electronic Age.
G.R.E.A.T. Officer Departments are encouraged to apply for a BUILDING TRUST AND COMMUNITY POLICING FAMILY/SUMMER PROGRAM GRANT. This is a REIMBURSABLE GRANT for up to $1,000.00. These funds can be used to pay for training expenses such as materials/supplies and transportation and/or entrance to visits to institutions such as sciences, the arts/museums, or government/law enforcement offices.
Application Deadline is December 8, 2017.