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HSMC receives forfeiture grant from BPD

More than $15K in forfeiture funds awarded to local organizations

September 27, 2023
Today, at the Bradenton City Council Meeting, Chief Melanie Bevan awarded 11 organizations a total of $15,300 in funding from the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Fund Award Program.
This grant program supports projects that improve neighborhood safety, promote crime prevention, provide drug prevention, education or treatment services, or school resource programs. Neighborhood groups, associations, or organizations developing or offering specific projects to address these areas of concern can apply for funding. There are no matching fund requirements and no restrictions on funds requested or the scope of the project requesting support. Since 2018, the Bradenton Police Department has provided more than $102,000 to community organizations within the City of Bradenton.

The recipients of the 6th Annual Florida Contraband Forfeiture Fund Award Program are:
• Boys & Girls Club of Manatee County, Inc.
• Bradenton Gladiators Football, Inc.
• Bradenton Police Department Explorer Post #1004
• Drug Free Manatee
Humane Society of Manatee County
• Making an Impact, Inc.
• Manatee County Girls Club, Inc. dba Just for Girls
• New Manatee Broncos
• Pace Center for Girls
• Replay Outreach, Inc.
• United Community Centers, Inc./13th Avenue Dream Center

This program is a highlight of our unofficial motto, “One City, One Team,” fostering relationships and investing in the future of our community.