Bloomington Crime Prevention Association
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The Bloomington Crime Prevention Association (BCPA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose primary focus is to raise money for community based crime prevention programs.  We are best known for our annual fundraiser, the Book'Em Used Book Sale, one of the largest used book sales in the Midwest, usually held in early June each year.

Thanks to everyone who made the 2015 Book'Em sale a huge success!  We count on the support of our wonderful volunteers, the generosity of those who donate items and also a large number of businesses that help in various ways to sponsor the sale.  We couldn't do it without you!

Applications are currently being accepted for BCPA grants that will be given out this fall.  For more information on the grant application process and to download an application form click here.

Grants and annual funding totaling $87,500 were awarded on November 18, 2014 from the proceeds of the 2014 Book'Em Sale.  Thirteen awardees were chosen from the large number of organizations requesting grants.  Bloomington National Night Out, Cornerstone Advocacy Service and the Northern Star Council Juvenile Diversion were a few of the groups receiving grants.  For a detailed list of the 2014 grants please click here

We hope you will consider becoming a member of BCPA. Your tax-deductible contribution will help further our crime prevention efforts and also includes some perks for the Book'Em sale.


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