Flint gets more than $1.4M for planning, anti-crime work

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FLINT, Mich. (AP) – (11/16/15) Flint is getting more than $1.4 million for planning and anti-crime fighting work.

The City of Flint and the Flint Police Foundation on Monday announced the funding from the Ruth Mott Foundation.

The grants include $320,000 for the Imagine Flint Neighborhood Planning Initiative and nearly $1.1 million for the North End Community Crime Strategy. The strategy targets changes in community infrastructure, culture and physical environment in order to reduce crime.

Both of the programs are focused on North Flint, an area recently identified by the foundation as a new focus for its philanthropic mission.

The grant funding periods run through 2017 for the Neighborhood Planning Initiative and through 2018 for the North End Community Crime Strategy.

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