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Today, at the Bradenton City Council Meeting, Chief Melanie Bevan awarded eight organizations over $18,000 in funding from the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Fund Award Program. The purpose of this program is to provide support to neighborhood agencies and organizations engaged in projects that seek to improve neighborhood safety, promote crime prevention, drug prevention, drug education, drug treatment services, or school resource officer programs. This is accomplished by offering to fund neighborhood groups, associations, or organizations which have developed specific projects to address these areas of concern.


The Funding Approval Committee reviewed all applications and approved the allocation of funds for the following organizations:

  • Boys & Girls Club of Manatee County
  • Manatee County Girls Club, Inc. “Just for Girls”
  • Bradenton Police Explorer Post #1004
  • New Manatee Broncos
  • Drug-Free Manatee
  • Pace Center for Girls
  • Humane Society of Manatee County
  • Replay Outreach, Inc.

This program is a highlight of our unofficial motto, “One City, One Team,” fostering relationships and investing in the future of our community.

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