California Violence Intervention and Prevention (CalVIP) Grant Program

Portal ID:
7673
Status:
Active
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:

Details

Purpose:

CalVIP grants must be used to support, expand, and replicate evidence-based violence reduction initiatives that seek to interrupt cycles of violence.  Strategies eligible for funding could include but are not limited to: hospital-based violence intervention programs, evidence-based street outreach programs, and focused deterrence strategies.

Description:

Assembly Bill (AB) 1603 (Chapter 735, Statutes of 2019), also known as the Break the Cycle of Violence Act, was signed by the Governor on October 11, 2019 (Attachment D-3). This bill codified the CalVIP grant program and the authority and duties of the BSCC in administering the program, including the establishment of a grant selection advisory committee (the CalVIP ESC), selection criteria for grants, and reporting requirements to the Legislature. It narrows the focus of the CalVIP grant to include initiatives that “improve public health and safety line by supporting effective violence reduction initiatives in communities that are disproportionately impacted by violence, particularly group-member involved homicides, shootings, and aggravated assaults.”

Grant period. CalVIP grants will be awarded for a 42-month term, from 7/1/2022 to 12/31/2025. The first three years (7/1/2022 to 6/30/2025) are for implementation and service delivery. The last six months (7/1/2025 to 12/31/2025) are for completion of the financial audit and final evaluation report.

Eligibility. Only cities that are disproportionately impacted by violence and the CBOs that serve the residents of those cities are eligible to apply for a CalVIP grant. Community-based organizations (CBOs) eligible for CalVIP funding include any nongovernmental organization that provides direct services to the community and meets the following eligibility criteria. Private individuals, independent contractors, professional grants management organizations, consulting firms, auditors, and evaluators may not apply directly for CalVIP funds (though they may be included as partners on a CalVIP grant project).

Funding thresholds. Eligible cities (see Table 1) and the CBOs that serve the residents of those cities may apply for up to $6 million with a specific set-aside for small-scope CBOs that are eligible to apply for up to $400,000.

The total available funding through this CalVIP Request for Proposals is $209,650,000.

Eligible grant activities. CalVIP grants must be used to support, expand, and replicate evidence-based violence reduction initiatives that seek to interrupt cycles of violence. Strategies eligible for funding could include but are not limited to: hospital-based violence intervention programs, evidence-based street outreach programs, and
focused deterrence strategies.

Target population. Initiatives funded by CalVIP must be primarily focused on providing violence intervention services to the small segment of the population that is identified as having the highest risk of perpetrating or being victimized by violence in the near future.

Match requirement. All applicants must provide a 100% match to state funds awarded (cash or in-kind).

Pass-through requirement for cities. City applicants must agree to distribute at least 50% of the grant funds it receives to one or more of the following: a) CBOs or b) public agencies (other than the lead applicant agency) that are primarily dedicated to community safety or violence prevention.

Reporting requirements. CalVIP grantees will be required to submit quarterly progress reports, a Local Evaluation Plan (6 months post-award) and a Final Local Evaluation Report.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency

Only cities that are disproportionately impacted by violence and the CBOs that serve the residents of those cities are eligible to apply for a CalVIP grant.  See RFP for list of cities eligible.

Matching Funding Requirement:

Match can be cash or in-kind.

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantor.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
June 9, 2022
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
7/1/22-6/30/25

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$209,650,000
Expected number of awards A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Dependent
Estimated amount per award Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
$1 – $6,000,000
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
No
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
100%
Funding Source: The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State

Funding Source Notes:

Assembly Bill (AB) 1603 (Chapter 735, Statutes of 2019)

Funding Method: The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

Grantees must submit invoices to the BSCC on either a monthly or quarterly basis through the online process no later than 45 days following the end of the invoicing period. (Grantees will make their choice between monthly or quarterly invoicing at the time they execute their contracts.)

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
1-916-445-5073, calvip@bscc.ca.gov