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Hamilton Community Health Network Receives $1 Million Federal Grant to Help Reduce Crime in Flint
Hamilton Community Health Network, lead applicant and fiscal agent, was awarded the Community Based Crime Reduction (CBCR) Planning and Implementation Grant for the North Flint Revitalization Initiative to reduce crime and improve community safety as part of a comprehensive strategy to advance neighborhood revitalization along the northern-most neighborhoods that make up Wards 1 and 3 in Flint, Michigan. Clarence Pierce, CEO of the Hamilton Community Health Network, spoke during the press conference and announced that Hamilton has received $1 million federal grant for community-based crime reduction efforts in Flint's first and third wards on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, at the Hamilton Community Health Network offices on Clio Road in Flint. The CBCR [formerly named Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI)] is a program of the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) which partners with the national non-profit, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), to implement the program in select cities. In 2017, only nine awards were made at this level with Flint, Michigan being one of the recipients. Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Sr. Program Officer Cheryl McHallam helped to lead the grant proposal process.
“This is a great opportunity to partner with the Business community and the Residents on the Northside of Flint,” Clarence Pierce, Chief Executive Officer for Hamilton Community Health Network, said. “This grant will focus on a cross-sector partnership of community residents, city leaders, law enforcement agencies and service providers working together to prevent crime in targeted areas. I am delighted that Hamilton could take the lead in making this a safer community for the residents.” Read more