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Measure C

MEASURE C - 2007 Crime Fighting Act Fund


In 2006, voters of East Palo Alto (EPA), approved the Crime Fighting Act Fund of 2007, better known as Measure C, a parcel tax purposed to establish funds to provide programs with a crime and violence prevention intent. The measure was established for a 10 year period (2007-2017).

*Vision: sustaining an environment where neighborhoods are safe and families are free of violence and crime.
*Mission: the community will work together to enhance services and programs to prevent violence and crime.

Measure C Ordinance 298

Measure C Strategic Work Plan (2011-2017)

Measure C Grant Program

Measure C funds are designated for community based non-profit - registered with the IRS as 501(c)(3) organizations-programs designed to reduce violence with an emphasis on youth, ex-felons (formerly incarcerated individuals), victims of domestic violence, seniors, and families (known as Violence Prevention allocation). 

Since 2007 Measure C Funds have been to distributed to community based organizations that provide critically needed professional services to children, youth, families, seniors, the formerly incarcerated, and victim’s assistance whose mission through their work supports the City’s strategic goals to prevent and reduce violence. To date, the City Council has awarded over $2 million to more than 60 projects/programs run by Community Based Organizations (CBO's) and Non Profit Organizations (NPO's) with Measure C funds to promote a healthier, safer community free of violence and crime. 

The Measure C Grant Program has two funding categories, Large Collaborative Grants and Small Grants. The Large Grants Program focuses on organizational collaborations to address violence prevention through service to children, youth, families, seniors, and the formerly incarcerated, highlighted in the strategy areas described below. Grant awards in this category are typically for more than $20,000 and up to $163,333 in each strategy area. The small grants program distributes $54,500 awarding funding for short-term programs in amounts not to exceed $15,000 and that typically focus on summer programming.  

Measure C Evaluation 
Conducted by Bright Research Group
Preliminary Report, Retrospective Study of Gantees, 2009-2013
Secondary Report Study of Grantees, 2013-2015

2015 Small Measure C Grantees

Bring Me A Book:
Free at Last: $15,000.00
Mid-Peninsula Community Media Center: $5,350.00
One East Palo Alto: $15,000.00
Peninsula Volunteers/Meals on Wheels: $14,100.00

2015 Capacity Building Grant Grantees

East Palo Alto Boxing Club:
Mid-Peninsula Athletic Association (Mastodons): $5,000.00
New Creation Home Ministries: $8,000.00

  2015-2016 Large Collaborative
Grantees (TBA)

Measure C/TOT Grant Program Staff

Karla M. Prince-Cheng, M.S.Ed., Interim Measure C/TOT Grant Program & Volunteer Coordinator
City of East Palo Alto, City Manager's Office
2415 University Avenue, 2nd Floor
East Palo Alto, CA. 94303
Phone: (650) 853-3132 Fax: (650) 853-3115