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Community Crime Prevention Grants

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office has created a Community Crime Prevention grant program, which will provide grants ranging from $2,500-$10,000 to nonprofit organizations, neighborhood groups and others engaged in projects or programs that address:

•Neighborhood safety

•Crime prevention

•Drug abuse education and prevention

The grants will enable community partners to work in alignment with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office to support evidence-based violence reduction, safety and drug abuse education and prevention programs.


OCSO’s Community Crime Prevention program seeks to award a total of $100,000 in grants that do not require applicants to provide matching funds. The grants are made possible utilizing seized contraband assets which are held in the Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Trust Fund. Applicants may request up to $10,000 in funding, but the grant recipients will be selected at the sole discretion of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.


Who may apply?

The grant program will provide funds to community groups, associations, agencies, or nonprofit organizations to provide services to residents within the boundaries of Orange County. Funds will not be provided to support the start-up of a new group. Preference will be given to established applicants who serve the unincorporated areas of Orange County.


To see the eligibility criteria, click here.

Applications must be submitted online. To apply for a grant, click here.

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