Innovations in Community-Based Crime Reduction

 

Goals: The goal of CBCR is to reduce crime and improve community safety as part of a comprehensive strategy to rebuild neighborhoods and spur revitalization. Through a broad cross-sector partnership team, including neighborhood residents, CBCR grantees target neighborhoods with persistent hot spots of violent and serious crime and employ data-driven, cross-sector strategies to reduce crime and violence and increase trust. Objectives: To achieve CBCR program goals and objectives, the fiscal agent must commit to accomplishing the following: ? Identify a neighborhood with a concentration of crime hot spots which have for a period of time composed a significant proportion of crime or types of crime; ? Ensure meaningful engagement of residents and other partners, including coordination in the development or implementation of a comprehensive and coordinated strategic plan; ? Develop and/or implement a plan that outlines a set of strategies that offers a continuum of approaches to address crime drivers including enforcement, prevention, intervention, and revitalization strategies with support from the CBCR training and technical assistance provider; ? Demonstrate commitment and a clear history of the partners, including the local law enforcement agency and a research partner or team, to support the data collection and analysis throughout the life of the grant; ? Demonstrate ability to hire and support a skilled lead site coordinator that will oversee and facilitate coordination and collaboration among criminal justice and service providers (e.g., by the formation of a diverse advisory board or cross-sector partnership team to address an identified problem); ? Facilitate, as appropriate, collaboration with relevant local, state, or federal initiatives located in, adjacent, or overlapping the jurisdiction that addresses issues that relate to the crime issues identified; and, ? Support the planning, implementation and sustainment of the program through proactive program management tied to rigorous research and data analysis, program assessment, and leverage other funding and resources.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
16.817
Federal Agency/Office
Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2017 Since 2012, 74 sites have received a combined $54.7 million in grants under the CBCR Program and have yielded the following results: Significant reduction in crime New homes and businesses in neighborhoods previously deemed unsafe More collaboration between police and residents to solve problems More effective and efficient deployment of public resources CBCR has provided resources to convene a diverse collection of local partners including law enforcement, prosecutors, researchers, service providers, residents and community developers to examine contributing factors to crime trends and solutions to reduce those elements to improve public safety in distressed communities.
Fiscal Year 2018 Since 2012, 74 sites have received a combined $54.7 million in grants under the CBCR Program and have yielded the following results: -Significant reduction in crime; -New homes and businesses in neighborhoods previously deemed unsafe; -More collaboration between police and residents to solve problems; and, -More effective and efficient deployment of public resources. CBCR has provided resources to convene a diverse collection of local partners including law enforcement, prosecutors, researchers, service providers, residents and community developers to examine contributing factors to crime trends and solutions to reduce those elements to improve public safety in distressed communities. Please see CBCR website at www.lisc.org/cbcr for additional information on program accomplishments.
Authorization
An act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice in the current fiscal year., Title Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019, Public Law 116-6, Statute 133,13, 114
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
See the current solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs website https://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm
Beneficiary Eligibility
Eligible entities to serve as fiscal agent include states, unit of local governments, non-profit organizations, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments as determined by the Secretary of the Interior.
Credentials/Documentation
The application must include: Application for Federal Assistance (Standard Form 424); Program Abstract; Program Narrative; Budget and Budget Narrative; Project Timeline and Position Descriptions; Letters of Support.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. The CBCR application requires a consortium of partners (hereinafter “cross-sector partnership”) to work together to design a strategy addressing a targeted crime problem and responding to the scope of this solicitation. The application must also show commitment from the local law enforcement agency, community leaders, and a research partner as part of this partnership through detailed letters of support outlining their participation and partnership in the project. This cross-sector partnership must designate one agency or organization as the Fiscal Agent.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. All competitive grant applications must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov. Applications or supplemental materials received by facsimile or postal mail will not be accepted.
Award Procedure
Upon approval by the Assistant Attorney General, successful applicants are notified via the Grants Management System. One copy of the grant award must be signed by the authorized official and returned to the Office of Justice Programs.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days.
Appeals
There are no appeal rights for rejection of a discretionary application. Please see section 28 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 18.
Renewals
Subject to annual appropriations.
How are proposals selected?
See the current fiscal years' program solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs web site (https://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm) and/or https://www.bja.gov/funding.aspx.
How may assistance be used?
Allowable uses of funds include the planning and implementation of data-driven, evidence-based strategies that target crime in locations where most crime is occurring and can have the biggest impact while also building the capacity of the community to deter future crime through neighborhood revitalization.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: To assist in fulfilling the Departments responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, Public Law 111–352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work.
Auditing
Payments and transactions are subject to audits by the Government Accountability Office, Department of Justice's Office of the Inspector General, state or local government auditors, and auditors from independent public accounting firms. Jurisdictions must follow their local policies and procedures, including maintenance of reliable and accurate accounting systems, record keeping, and systems of internal control.
Records
In accordance with the requirement set forth in 2 CFR 200, Subpart F, grantees must maintain all financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the award for at least 3 years following the close of the most recent audit.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Up to 36 months. For specifics pertaining to this program, please see the current fiscal year’s program solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs web site (https://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm). For additional information, see the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide section on “Period of Availability of Funds" at https://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PostawardRequirements/chapter3.2a.htm.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Katharine Browning
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Bureau of Justice Assistance
810 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531 US
AskBJA@usdoj.gov
Phone: (202) 616-6500 or 1-866-859-2647
Website Address
http://www.bja.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
15-0404-0-1-754
Obligations
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 18$14,860,838.00; FY 19 est $17,000,000.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 17$14,618,292.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Planning and Implementation Award: up to $1 million
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Solicitation guidelines are posted on the Office of Justice Programs web site at https://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm. For additional guidance reference the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide (https://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/index.htm) and Post award Instructions (https://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PostawardRequirements/index.htm). Applicable administrative requirements and Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees can be found in title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations (2 C.F.R.).
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2017 Community Oriented Policing; Youth Gang Prevention and Intervention Services; Community and Civic Engagement; and Scanning, Analysis, Assessment and Response
Fiscal Year 2018 Community Oriented Policing; Youth Gang Prevention and Intervention Services; Community and Civic Engagement; and Scanning, Analysis, Assessment and Response, (SARA)
Fiscal Year 2019 Violent Crime Reduction Initiatives; Multidisciplinary approaches to serving habitual offenders; Firearm Reduction Initiatives; Smart Prosecution; and Firearms/weapons Reduction Initiatives
Fiscal Year 2020 Evidenced-based crime reduction strategies; Technology based crime reduction initiatives; Opioid Overdose Reduction; Anti-Drug Initiatives; and, Victims and offender initiatives for the homeless

 



Federal Grants Resources