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Safety & Security Grant

Where to submit a project application:

Leif Otteson – Executive Director
Gateway to Milwaukee – Crisol Corridor Safety & Security Grant Program
4121 S. 6th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53221
Phone:  414-455-3323

Safety & Security Grant Description & Eligibility


Background Information – Safety & Security Grants:
This Crisol Corridor – Oklahoma Business Improvement District #50 grant program is intended to leverage local dollars, support ongoing efforts and encourage the work of business and property owners with the desire for improving the safety and security of their areas.


Applicant Eligibility:
Any business or commercial property owner operating within the boundaries of the Oklahoma Business Improvement District #50 in the City of Milwaukee is eligible for this grant program.


Security System definition:
Any of various means or devices such as cameras, alarms, detection devices, doors and lighting designed to guard persons and property against a broad range of hazards, including crime, accidents, and attack.


Project Eligibility: 

  1. A business security system project must have one or more of the following as its primary purpose:
    • Crime reduction
    • Theft prevention
    • Vandalism prevention
    • Improved perception of safety
  1. Grant limits are up to 50% of the total project cost with a ceiling of $1,000 per grant.
  2. An approved security system project must be completed within the funding period.
  3. Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis for the duration of fund availability.
  4. Applicants are limited to one grant award per calendar year.



  • Payments are made based on proof of expenditure of funds (i.e. invoices, receipts, cancelled checks, etc.) for reimbursement.
  • Funds approved for a project are for a fixed dollar amount. Cost overruns are the responsibility of the project sponsor.
  • The maximum security system grant amount is 50% of the total project cost up to and not to exceed $1,000.

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Located just southwest of Milwaukee’s downtown and directly west of the Bayview neighborhood, the Crisol Corridor (Business Improvement District #50) is nestled right in the heart of Milwaukee’s far Southside.

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