The act creates the crime prevention through safer streets grant program (grant program) in the department of public safety (DPS). Local governmental agencies or local government in partnership with a community-based nonprofit organization can apply to DPS for grants for improvements designed to decrease crime and create safer streets.
The act directs DPS to establish policies and procedures for the grant program. It also creates an advisory committee to review grant requests and make recommendations to the executive director of DPS. The executive director reviews responses to the requests for proposals and grants and determines which local governmental agencies will receive money and the amount of each grant.
The act appropriates from the general fund $10.3 million to DPS for the grant program.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)