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My Downtown Safety Micro Grant

Downtown Prince George invites you to apply for the My Downtown Safety Micro Grant program, your business could be eligible for a 50% reimbursement grant – up to a maximum of $500 – per building/project. Any store front business within the C1 zone that has a valid business license and is a member in good standing is eligible for a one-time My Downtown Safety Micro Grant.

 

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a multi-disciplinary approach to deterring criminal behavior through environmental design. CPTED strategies rely upon the ability to influence offender decisions that precede criminal acts. Most implementations of CPTED occur solely within the urbanized, built environment. Specifically altering the physical design of the communities in which humans reside and congregate in order to deter criminal activity is the main goal of CPTED.

CPTED principles of design affect elements of the built environment ranging from the small-scale (such as the strategic use of shrubbery and other vegetation) to the overarching, including building form of an entire urban neighborhood and the amount of opportunity for “eyes on the street”.

The My Downtown Safety Micro Grant is intended to:
• Improve the Safety and Security of the businesses and customers
• Enhance comfort for all those who live, work and visit Downtown Prince George
• Deter Vandals
• Decrease Crime
• Reduce Graffiti
• Assist RCMP in apprehending perpetrators of crime

Application Process & Grant Eligibility

Completed applications will be taken on a first come, first served basis. The program is reimbursement grant based, with each applicant being able to apply for funding of up to 50% of the approved program elements, to a maximum of $500.

Project proposal submissions must include a detailed description of your proposed design and be accompanied by photographs or renderings of your individual design elements. Eligible project components include but are not limited to the below.

Any store front business within the C1 zone that has a valid business license and is a member in good standing is eligible for a one-time My Downtown Safety Micro Grant.

Development, Sign and Building Permits are required from the City of Prince George where applicable. It is the responsibility of the building owners or business tenant to secure all permits to complete their project. Any questions regarding permits should be directed to Planning & Development at the City of Prince George 250.562.7611.

Contact Alisha Rubadeau, Coordinator for more information P: (250) 614.1330 E: alishar@downtownpg.com

Click here to download the PDF on this information.

Click here to download the My Downtown Event Grant Application.

 

Program Components (Eligible project components include but are not limited to the below)