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Six Organizations Selected to Implement Public Safety

(Washington, DC) – Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice (DMPSJ) announced six community organizations will receive a total of $950,000 for the Fiscal Year 2024 Safe Commercial Corridors Grant Program. The program is designed to promote public safety and public health through evidence-based activities for residents, workers, and visitors.

“These grants are one more way that the government can work with community organizations to increase safety and create opportunity,” said Mayor Bowser. “By engaging directly with people and organizations invested in the success of our communities, we will continue to support local businesses and the residents, workers, and visitors in these corridors.”

Commercial corridors serve as public gathering places to meet and interact with neighbors. These locations provide local services, generate jobs for residents, and create a sense of neighborhood identity. Additionally, these neighborhood commercial areas provide a significant source of revenue as they are destinations for retail and commerce.

“We know there is nothing more fundamental to the flourishing of our city than public safety,” said Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice Lindsey Appiah. “While we are making progress in helping residents be and feel safer, we know that partnering with our community is the way we will continue to drive down crime and help our city to thrive. We are excited about the collaboration with our grantees for a safer, stronger DC.”

Safe Commercial Corridors Grant Program awardees for FY24 are Adams Morgan Partnership BID, Dupont Circle BID, Downtown DC BID, Golden Triangle BID, Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington, and SOME (So Others Might Eat).

The Safe Commercial Corridors Grant Program will fund the following:

  • Assisting business owners with $1500 towards security cameras.
  • Deterring crime and public safety violations by hiring personnel to increase security presence in corridors.
  • Building relationships with residents, workers, businesses, and regular visitors.

This program was established in the Fiscal Year 2024 budget by Councilmember Brooke Pinto who serves as chairwoman of the Council’s Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety. 

The Dupont Circle Business Improvement District was formed in 2018 to elevate this iconic neighborhood through public space management, placemaking, and economic development initiatives. To learn more about the BID’s work, visit