The Council will discuss a proposal to increase the current New Neighbors Grant allowance from $5k to $15k for full-time police officers with Prince George’s County, M-NCPPC, WMATA, the State of Maryland, the University of Maryland College Park or another police department with jurisdiction in the City.

The rationale for increasing the grant value is to mitigate the impacts of severe understaffing of law enforcement personnel, specifically over 300 open positions for the Prince George’s County Police Department and notable open positions for the University of Maryland Police Department. Assumption of two grants per year results in an expenditure of $30,000.