March 22, 2004
Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Rodgers, (863) 534-6217 OR (863) 819-1856, Pager
PCSO Receives Generous Grant From Anonymous Donor
The Polk County Sheriff's Office was recently
awarded a grant in the amount of $30,000 from the Community Foundation
of Greater Lakeland, for vocational training at the Polk County Juvenile
The Sheriff's Office submitted a training proposal to the Foundation,
and a very generous anonymous donor funded the entire proposal. The goal
for this money is to ensure that every youth has a learned trade, and is
awarded a vocational certificate, upon completion of the Boot Camp
program. Sheriff Crow is very excited about this opportunity to provide
valuable training and skills to the Boot Camp recruits, at no cost to
The Foundation has two funding cycles per year, and while they don’t
usually fund governmental agency programs, they are interested in
programs that address problems to be solved in the greater Lakeland are.
Specific interests include community enablement, education, emergency
needs, neighborhood improvement, senior programs, and youth.