Community-Based Violence Prevention Program


Goals: To eliminate youth gun and gang violence Objectives: The Community-Based Violence Prevention (CBVP) Program helps states and localities support a coordinated and multidisciplinary approach to community youth gun and gang violence through prevention, intervention, suppression, and reentry in targeted communities. The CBVP Program is designed to support and enhance programs and approaches that replicate models that have been proven to have a positive impact on the reduction of violence in target communities. Toward achievement of the ultimate goal of eliminating community violence, the CBVP Program has three main objectives: to change community norms regarding violence; to provide alternatives to violence when gangs and individuals in the community are making risky behavior decisions; and, to increase awareness of the perceived risks and costs of involvement in violence among high-risk young people. The CBVP Program supports effective use of focused deterrence (enforcement) strategies and public health and education approaches to stop violence. This will be accomplished by supporting communities to establish and strengthen partnerships between law enforcement and outreach workers, clergy, community leaders and family members in efforts to deter young people from committing violence, particularly shootings and killings. The CBVP Program also calls for the strengthening of communities so they have the capacity to exercise social controls and to respond to issues that affect community violence.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2017 There were 6 sites awarded under the FY 17 Safe and Thriving Communities grant program to implement gun and gang prevention strategies. The funding supported two phases of work—planning and implementation All 6 sites have completed a planning phase which included convening a collaborative body that had representation from the community, local leadership and partners and other civic and community-based organizations to complete the comprehensive community plans. The community plans received intensive reviews and feedback from OJJDP and all sites are now beginning their implementation phase of the project. It is anticipated that up to six gang suppression sites will be funded and up to five gang reduction planning awards will be made in FY 18.
Fiscal Year 2018 Gang suppression projects were funded to address gang prevention and suppression
Fiscal Year 2019 64 gang suppression sites were selected to receive awarded in FY 18 from a pool of 6 applicants. It is anticipated that up four gang desistance and six gang suppression awards will be made in FY 19, as well as 10 awards to support victims of gang violence.
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Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants are limited to states (including territories), units of local government, federally recognized tribal governments as determined by the Secretary of the Interior, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations), as well as institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education). For-profit organizations (as well as other recipients) must agree to forgo any profit or management fee
Beneficiary Eligibility
Not applicable.
Generally applicant documentation includes the Standard Form 424 (SF-424 - Application for Federal Assistance), a program narrative, budget detail worksheet, and budget narrative. There also are a number of certifications that may be required, and other elements, as specified in the program announcement.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants for DOJ funding can submit applications online through either the federal grants portal Grants.Gov ( or the DOJ's Grants Management System (GMS) ( Each program announcement will specify which system should be used for that program and will contain detailed technical instructions on how to register with the system as well as apply for funding. Applicants are generally required to register and create a profile in GMS.
Award Procedure
Upon approval by the Assistant Attorney General, successful applicants are notified via the Grants Management System
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Varies by project.
There are not appeal rights for denial of discretionary awards. See generally, 28 CFR Part 18.
See applicable program announcement.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
OJJDP is currently encouraging applicants to partner with communities to conduct research and evaluation as well as provide technical assistance in approaches to prevent and reduce youth violence as well as exposure to violence at the community level. The ultimate aim of this work is to promote the well-being of children and youth, their families, and the communities in which they reside and enhance public safety through the prevention and reduction of violence.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
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.
See Uniform Administrative Requirements, 2 C.F.R. Part 200 at Subpart F - Audit Requirements (Sec. 200.500 - 200.507) as adopted by D.O.J. in 2 C.F.R. Part 2800.
All financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the award must be retained for a period of 3 years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report (Federal Financial Report/SF-425). For more information, see Uniform Administrative Requirements 2 C.F.R. SS 200.333 as adopted by D.O.J. in 2 C.F.R. Part 2800.
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
Length and time phasing of assistance vary by project--see applicable program announcement. Please contact the program office for more information.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Cynthia Pappas
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
810 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531 US
Phone: 202-598-9391
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 18$1,043,332.00; FY 19 est $8,000,000.00; FY 20 Estimate Not Available -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
The Community-Based Violence Prevention Program solicitation, the National Evaluation of the Community-Based Violence Prevention Program, the Office of Justice Programs Financial Guide, applicable OMB Circulars, and Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees, which can be found in title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations (28 CFR).
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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