This document serves as a fact sheet on a grant to support communities’ violent crime prevention and intervention efforts; it provides an overview of who may apply and why, maximum award funds, where to find more information, tips for successful grant applications, and how and when to apply.
This solicitation overview provides grant information and resources for entities that may be interested in funding assistance from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to prevent and reduce violent crime in communities by supporting comprehensive, evidence-based violence intervention and prevention strategies which include efforts to address gang and gun violence; the programs are based on partnerships among community residents, local government agencies, victim service providers, community-based organizations (CBOs), law enforcement, hospitals, researchers, and other community stakeholders. The overview notes eligible applicants as being city or township, county, special district, federally recognized Native American tribal, or state governments; for-profit organizations other than small businesses; Native American tribal organizations other than those that are federally recognized; nonprofit organizations regardless of 501(c)(3) status with the IRS; private, public, and state-controlled institutions of higher education; and public or Indian housing authorities. The document provides details on the maximum amount of funding per award and lists examples of strategies or activities that can be funded, as well as where to get more information about the grant opportunity. The document also lists five tips for submitting a successful grant application, with details about how and when to apply; it notes that the System for Award Management (SAM) registration or renewal may take up to 10 business days.