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Article - Public Safety


    (a)    In this section, “Safe Streets Initiative” means a violence prevention or intervention program operated by a community–based organization in a neighborhood that is disproportionately affected by violent crime.

    (b)    (1)    Each year the Governor shall appropriate $3,600,000 in the annual State budget for Baltimore City to be used only to provide grants to community–based organizations to operate Safe Streets Initiatives in Baltimore City.

        (2)    The funds appropriated under paragraph (1) of this subsection shall be used solely to supplement, and not supplant, funds otherwise available for Safe Streets Initiatives in Baltimore City.

    (c)    A grant made with funds appropriated under subsection (b)(1) of this section may not:

        (1)    require a matching fund;

        (2)    exceed $300,000 per Safe Streets Initiative; or

        (3)    supplant grant funding otherwise available for Safe Streets Initiatives.

    (d)    On or before December 31 each year, the Mayor of Baltimore City shall report to the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee and the House Appropriations Committee, in accordance with § 2–1257 of the State Government Article, on:

        (1)    the effectiveness of Safe Streets Initiatives in Baltimore City;

        (2)    the status of all Safe Streets Initiatives in Baltimore City, including a summary of grants awarded with the following information about each grant:

            (i)    the name of the awardee;

            (ii)    the amount of the grant; and

            (iii)    a summary of the program for which the grant was awarded; and

        (3)    any other information considered necessary by the Mayor of Baltimore City.

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