Wed, Jul 27|
ALERT NEIGHBOR PROGRAM DISCUSSION | JULY 27TH @ 3:30 p.m.
Neighborhoods throughout the city of Milwaukee are eligible for participation. Depending on the number of applications received, funding will be prioritized based on an analysis of drug complaint data by the Milwaukee Police Department.
Time & Location
Jul 27, 2022, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
About the event
What is the Alert Neighbor Program?
The Alert Neighbor Program (ANP) is a pilot program that promotes collaboration between residents, the City of Milwaukee, and other neighborhood partners to address crime and safety issues (especially mobile drug activity) in Milwaukee neighborhoods.
The ANP will provide funding for cameras, lighting, signage, and other crime prevention improvements to neighborhoods with organized groups of residents to address crime and safety issues in an effort to improve the quality of life in their neighborhood.
How will the Alert Neighbor Program work and what will be expected of residents who participate in the program?
Participating neighborhoods will be expected to:
• Work together with the Milwaukee Police Department and other partners to identify safety issues in their neighborhood and develop solutions to address them. These solutions will include physical improvements (e.g., cameras, lighting, signage) as well as resident involvement strategies (e.g., working with MPD to address criminal activity, neighborhood meetings, neighborhood improvement projects).
• Contribute to the cost of the safety improvements installed in their neighborhood
• Recruit and encourage neighbor participation in the Program
How will neighborhoods be chosen to participate in the program?
Since this is a pilot program with limited funding, in the first year it is likely that 10-15 neighborhoods will be selected to participate in the program.
Neighborhoods submitting applications will be chosen based on the existing presence of organized and active neighborhood block watches or groups, or residents who are interested in forming block watches or groups to address safety issues in their neighborhood, and the ability to provide the matching funds required by the program.
If the number of neighborhoods that apply for the program exceeds the funding that is available, applications will be prioritized based on an analysis of drug complaint data by the Milwaukee Police Department.
How do we apply for the program and what are the basic requirements for participation?
There will be a simple application process for resident groups interested in participation in the pilot program. Basic requirements will include a commitment of at least eight households that have worked together, or are willing to work together to improve conditions in their neighborhood, a commitment to contribute 5% of the cost of safety improvements in their neighborhood or $20/resident, whichever is less.
Questions about the Alert Neighbor Program?
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NORTH TEUTONIA AVENUE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION FORMS - ALERT NEIGHORH PROGRAM:
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To Access the North Teutonia Avenue Business Association's Application, CLICK HERE!
As we apply for funding, we will put each desired project (e.g. request for lighing, security items, etc.) of the residents on the proposed project form (PDF). Our information must be submitted to Patricia Ruiz-Cantu at City Hall, Room 606, by August 2. 2022.