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April 9, 2009
Charlotte, NC -- The Gang Prevention Coalition, in partnership with CMPD/Gang of One, seeks proposals from community organizations on how to fight gangs in the Idlewild South and Starmount Forest communities.

As many as 14 Community Impact Project grants will be awarded in amounts ranging from $500 to $25,000. Applicants may obtain proposal requirements and forms by e-mailing Gang of One at  or by visiting the Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation website: and looking under “Headlines & Things to Do.” Proposals must be hand-delivered or received by mail (one original and one electronic copy, if possible) no later than May 1, 2009 by 2pm. Late applications will not be accepted. 

Application Forms:
- Request for Proposals (.pdf file)
- Idlewild South Neighborhood (.pdf file)
- Starmount Forest Neighborhood (.pdf file)
- Detail Budget Worksheet FY10 (excel file)
- Detail Budget Worksheet FY10 [EXAMPLE] (excel file)

Proposals should be submitted to:
Gang Prevention Coalition
c/o Ms. Barbara Cross
Mecklenburg County Area Mental Health
429 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

All proposals will be reviewed by a subcommittee of the Gang Prevention Coalition, with recommendations forwarded to Gang of One for final approval. Notification of awards will occur by June 1, 2009. The grant period will begin July 1, 2009. 

The Gang Prevention Coalition is a group of community agencies and organizations working in partnership to address gang issues in Mecklenburg County. The coalition’s mission is to partner with the community to eliminate gangs through collaboration, training, and technical assistance. The coalition has adopted the Comprehensive Gang Reduction Model of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to address the problem of gangs. This approach was drawn after national research and includes components of (1) Primary Prevention; (2) Secondary Prevention; (3) Intervention; (4) Suppression and (5) Reentry. 

Gang of One is the gang prevention and intervention initiative of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department in partnership with local citizens and agencies, as well as local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.  Gang of One’s mission is to prevent youth from joining gangs, support youth being pressured to join gangs, and assist youth in getting out of gangs.


Office Location:

Park and Recreation 5841 Brookshire Blvd Charlotte, NC 28216

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.


Patsy Houston