after announcing it received a $1 million federal grant, officials with BRAVE
say the program has been awarded an additional $1.4 million.
Holden said this new federal grant to help fully implement the BRAVE strategies
in 70805 and 70802.
the new grant brings the law enforcement and community provider efforts from
the original plan for 70805 into 70802, while the previous grant focuses on
neighborhood revitalization and all aspects of crime.
very pleased with the early success of the BRAVE project," said Holden. "We
know that a data-driven, comprehensive strategy that offers real alternatives
to crime can reduce violence in our city. Being able to put an additional
$2.4 million toward our current efforts will definitely make Baton Rouge
was awarded by the Department of Justice and will be implemented by the mayor's
office through the BRAVE project partners.