City of Flint, Flint Police Foundation Receive Grant Awards from Ruth Mott Foundation Totaling $1,407,107 to be Used for Neighborhood Planning Initiative and North End Community Crime Strategy
Flint, Michigan – November 16, 2015 – The City of Flint and the Flint Police Foundation are pleased to announce that they have been awarded $1,407,107 from the Ruth Mott Foundation in two separate grants aimed at improving the quality of life in Flint. The grants were awarded for the Imagine Flint Neighborhood Planning Initiative ($320,000) and the North End Community Crime Strategy ($1.08 Million). Both of these programs are focused on North Flint, an area recently identified by RMF as a new focus for its philanthropic mission.
Both programs will improve on areas of key importance to the City of Flint’s Master Plan, including Neighborhood Stabilization, Public Safety & Welfare and Blight Elimination. “Thanks to the broad scope of these projects, there will be areas of interaction between both that will allow them to benefit each other,” said Brian Larkin, Flint Director of Planning and Development. The grant funding periods run through 2017 for the Neighborhood Planning Initiative and through 2018 for the North End Community Crime Strategy (NECCS). More information on each grant can be found on the City’s website, cityofflint.com.