Organizations throughout British Columbia working on community safety initiatives are invited to apply to the 2022-23 civil forfeiture grant program.
Details of the grant program’s submission process, which is open from Oct. 12 until Nov. 23, 2022, are available online: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/crime-prevention/community-crime-prevention/grants.
This year, organizations can submit applications for projects in the following funding streams:
- crime prevention;
- gender-based violence;
- Indigenous healing; and
- restorative justice.
The Civil Forfeiture Office works to remove profits from unlawful activity by taking away the proceeds from and assets used in criminal activity to reinvest them in community safety and crime-prevention initiatives.
The civil forfeiture grant program provides one-time funding to support community-based projects using the proceeds from the civil forfeiture process. Applicants to the grant program will be notified of the results by April 2023.
To read about B.C.’s civil forfeiture program, visit: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/crime-prevention/civil-forfeiture-office