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California State Crisis Intervention Program

Award Information

Award #
Funding Category
Awardee County
Sacramento County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $29,231,074)

The goal of the BSCC Program and Budget plan for the Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program funding is to develop a multipronged approach to decreasing gun violence in California, supporting local jurisdictions in their efforts to improve firearms relinquishment procedures and supporting the enhancement of collaborative court programs that address behavioral health issues, with a focus on people who are at higher risk for gun violence.

BSCC will implement this plan by way of two sets of subawards in amounts determined by the Byrne SCIP allocation formula established by the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

Subawards to the Judicial Council of California: The BSCC will make two subawards totaling $17,262,026 to the Judicial Council of California (JCC) to administer the court-related aspects of the plan. These subawards will support two initiatives: 1) Fund programs that address behavioral health needs for people in the criminal court system who are likely to use guns or be the victims of gun violence. 2) Conduct an operational review to identify best practices for firearms relinquishment in criminal courts. The first subaward to the Judicial Council will be in the amount of $16,264,529 to expand and enhance collaborative courts and to conduct the abovementioned operational review. The second subaward will be in the amount of $997,497 to expand and enhance collaborative courts in state courts that serve California’s “Less-than-$10,000 jurisdictions.”

Subawards to Units of Local Government: BSCC will make subawards totaling $10,694,933 to units of local governments by way of a competitive RFP. Eligible applicants will be California counties and cities. The RFP will seek to fund programs that support activities listed in the Byrne SCIP solicitation, including but not limited 1) Communication, education, outreach, and public awareness; 2) Behavioral health deflection for those at risk to themselves or others 3) Funding for law enforcement agencies to safely secure, store, track, and return relinquished guns.

Date Created: February 13, 2023