Kevin Burke LGBT Liaison Program Development Grant
LGBT Law enforcement Liaison Programs have proven to be highly effective in creating a relationship and building trust between law enforcement and local LGBTQ+ communities. The LGBT Law Enforcement Liaison serves the law enforcement agency by providing a source of information and expertise about LGBTQ+ people and the needs of the community. For the LGBTQ+ community, the LGBT Law Enforcement Liaison provides a single point of contact for organizations and individuals needing a particular service from the law enforcement agency.
The purpose of this grant program is to help local law enforcement agencies create and successfully launch a new LGBT Law Enforcement Liaison Program. The funding can be used to purchase materials, host a community event, or any other activity that will result in the creation and implementation of a new LGBT Law Enforcement Liaison Program.
- Funding must be used to create and implement a new LGBT Law Enforcement Liaison Program.
- Funding may not be used for any personnel costs, food, or to reimburse previous expenses and already purchased items.
- The chief executive must commit to developing and implementing an LGBT Law Enforcement Liaison Program.
Funding may be requested for developing brochures and other materials that promote the LGBT Liaison Program. Whenever possible, we ask that grantees include the Out to Protect logo and mention of our sponsorship. Focus requests on funding to build and sustain the program. Grantees are also asked to report back on how the funds provided were actually used.
This grant provides up to $1000 in funding. All grantees also receive up to 5 seats in our online LGBT Law Enforcement Liaison Academy. Applications can be submitted online at any time with awards being made typically in June and December.
To apply for a grant, complete the application form below. Be sure to provide as much detail for how the funds will be used. Please upload to the application a letter on agency letterhead signed by the chief executive that commits to developing and implementing an LGBT Law Enforcement Liaison Program.