Bloomington Crime Prevention Association

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 Recent Grants


Fiscal Year 2016/2017 BCPA Grants and Scholarships


Grants and scholarships totaling $104,800 were awarded on November 30, 2016.  


Kid’s SAFARI Program - $1,300 for community wide "Lights on After School" celebration.


Bloomington Treehouse - $2,500 to partially underwrite the "Transportation for Hope" program, providing no-cost transportation to a variety of programs for at-risk teens.


Jefferson High School - $2,500 to provide after-hours drop-in tutoring help for all students.


Cornerstone Advocacy Service - $10,000 to provide funding for the collaborative Kids' Corner early education program.  The program provides on-site preschool classes for at-risk/high-risk 3 and 4 year olds as well as providing parenting education and support to their families.


Assumption Church La Mission Potters House of Jesus Christ - $6,000 to provide programs to encourage an open dialogue between all people of color and the Bloomington Police Department.


City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation - $5,000  to provide free summer programs for youth through the Playground Partnership Program.


Northern Star Juvenile Diversion Program – $6,000 for a diversion program available to first time offender teens as an alternative to the court system.  Statistics show that teens who go through the diversion program seldom have repeat contact with the police.

Oasis for Youth - $7,000 to provide staffing for a drop in resource center for homeless youth as well as transportation services for participants.

Bloomington Human Services - $3,500 to fund the Bloomington Academy for Safer Elders (B.A.S.E.) workshop which will provide safety education and crime prevention tips to Bloomington residents 50 years of age and older.

Galaxy Youth Center - $7,000 to provide low cost, high interest classes to middle school youth after school hours and/or summer. 


Bloomington Police Dept - $10,000 for National Night Out and Block Captain's Workshops to increase public safety by enhancing community awareness and promote partnerships between the city and the community.


Bloomington Police Dept - $6,000 to replace the digital forensics computer used for analyzing crime scene data.


Bloomington Police Dept - $5,000 to purchase Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR) for use with hazardous materials.


Bloomington Breakfast Optimists - $2,000 to help fund a variety of youth programs such as the Citywide Halloween Party, Citywide Easter Egg Hunt, VEAP backpacks, Junior Golf Program, etc.


Bloomington Police Dept - $4,000 to update camera equipment for use at crime scenes and community events.


Bloomington Police Dept - $5,000 to provide new safety vests for officers.


Kennedy High School - $6,000 to provide after school tutoring, open gym time and sponsorship for a variety of clubs.


Nativity of Mary - $5,000 to provide a new security system for the building entrance.


Bloomington Police Dept - $7,000 for general crime prevention including opening a dialogue between the diverse population of Bloomington and the Bloomington Police Department.


Law Enforcement Scholarships - $4,000 in scholarships to be awarded in the spring of 2017 to Bloomington residents pursuing a career in law enforcement or crime prevention.




Fiscal Year 2015/2016 BCPA Grants and Scholarships

Grants and scholarships totaling $76,000 were awarded on November 17, 2015

Bloomington Police Dept - $10,000 for National Night Out and Block Captain's Workshops to increase public safety by enhancing community awareness and promote partnerships between the city and the community.

Bloomington Police Dept - $13,000 to purchase a UFED to acquire forensic duplicates of smart-phones and mobile devices.  The proper examination of high-tech devices for evidence is a critical component of investigations. 

Bloomington Police Dept - $4,000 for mounted tactical lights on their AR-15 rifles.

Bloomington Police Dept - $3,000 for a BPD recruitment video to be shown as a preview at MOA theaters.

Bloomington Police Dept - $3,000 to be used for K9 training equipment.

Bloomington Police Dept - $3,000 for computer tablet to be used by officers at crime scenes.

Bloomington Human Services - $3,000 to fund the Bloomington Academy for Safer Elders (B.A.S.E.) workshop which will provide safety education and crime prevention tips to Bloomington residents 50 years of age and older.  

Early Learning Services, Kinderprep - $5,000 for staff training to reduce the number of inappropriate and/or violent behaviors in Kinderprep classrooms.

Galaxy Youth Center - $7,000 to provide low cost, high interest classes to middle school youth after school hours and/or summer. 

Kid’s SAFARI Program - $1,000 for community wide "Lights on After School" celebration.

Kennedy High School  - $6,000 to provide programs to engage high school youth in safe, constructive learning opportunities after school.

Jefferson High School - $1,000 to provide supervisors for attendance make-up sessions. 

Cornerstone Advocacy Service - $10,000 to provide funding for the collaborative Kids' Corner early education program.  The program provides on-site preschool classes for at-risk/high-risk 3 and 4 year olds as well as providing parenting education and support to their families.

Bloomington Treehouse - $2,000 to partially underwrite the "Transportation for Hope" program, providing no-cost transportation to a variety of programs for at-risk teens.

All Night Graduation Party (KHS &JHS) - $1,000 ($500 each) to help fund safe activities for high school seniors after graduation.  


In addition to the grants listed above, the following scholarship funds have been allocated:

Normandale Community College - $4,000 for up to eight $500 scholarships for Bloomington students attending NCC majoring in criminal justice, law enforcement or community crime prevention.











Fiscal Year 2014/2015 BCPA Grants and Annual Funding

Grants and annual funding totaling $87,500 were awarded on November 18, 2014

Bloomington Police Dept - $10,000 for National Night Out and Block Captain's Workshops to increase public safety by enhancing community awareness and promote partnerships between the city and the community.

Bloomington Police Dept - $15,000 to help purchase active shooter ballistic vests.  

Bloomington Police Dept - $7,300 to assist in purchasing a new Segway for the MOA unit.

Bloomington Public Health - $8,000 for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). The CERT project focuses on increasing community engagement in emergency preparedness and crime prevention.  Funds will be used for targeted marketing efforts and to conduct CERT Basic training as well as investigate the idea of creating cultural response teams for Bloomington. 

Bloomington Human Services - $1,000 to fund the Bloomington Academy for Safer Elders (B.A.S.E.) workshop which will provide safety education and crime prevention tips to Bloomington residents 50 years of age and older.  

Bloomington Family Center - $6,000 to fund the Second Step Violence Prevention Curriculum for preschoolers, their parents and caregivers.

Galaxy Youth Center - $7,200 to provide low cost, high interest classes to middle school youth after school hours and/or summer. 

Kid’s SAFARI Program - $1,000 for community wide "Lights on After School" celebration.

Kennedy High School  - $6,000 to provide programs to engage high school youth in safe, constructive learning opportunities after school.

Jefferson High School - $1,500 to provide positive, supervised after school activities.

Cornerstone Advocacy Service - $10,000 to provide funding for the collaborative Kids' Corner early education program.  The program provides on-site preschool classes for at-risk/high-risk 3 and 4 year olds as well as providing parenting education and support to their families.

Northern Star Juvenile Diversion Program – $6,000 for a diversion program available to first time offender teens as an alternative to the court system.  Statistics show that teens who go through the diversion program seldom have repeat contact with the police.

Bloomington TreeHouse - $2,500 to partially underwrite the "Transportation for Hope" program, providing no-cost transportation to a variety of programs for at-risk teens.

In addition to the grants listed above, the following annual contributions were made:

Normandale Community College Foundation - $4,000 for four $1,000 scholarships for Bloomington students attending NCC majoring in criminal justice.

All Night Graduation Party (KHS &JHS) - $2,000 ($1,000 each) to help fund safe activities for high school seniors after graduation.