Gun Violence Reduction Program (GVRP)

Departmental Grant ID:
DOJ-GVRP-2021-22-1
Portal ID:
7081
Status:
Closed
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:

Details

Purpose:

In accordance with the State Budget Act (the “Act”), the California Department of Justice intends to distribute a total of $5 million in FY 2021-22 to support California County Sheriff’s Department's in conducting activities related to the seizure of weapons and ammunition from persons who are prohibited from possessing them, including efforts based upon entries in the Department’s Armed Prohibited Persons System (APPS). 

Description:

In accordance with the State Budget Act, funds will be awarded to applicants on a competitive basis to agencies based on, and subject to, the following criteria:
1) Priority shall be given to counties with the highest per capita population of armed prohibited persons residing in the county;
2) Priority shall be given to counties that do not have a Department of Justice Bureau of Firearms field office within their boundaries;
3) Priority shall be given to proposals that include innovative techniques or approaches to prohibited persons investigations and seizures that differ from existing efforts by the Department, other law enforcement agencies, or other grant applicants;
4) Priority shall be given to proposals that include integration of prohibited persons investigations and seizure operations into existing patrol and investigatory functions; and
5) Priority shall be given to proposals that demonstrate the greatest likelihood of firearm and ammunition seizures from persons who are prohibited from possessing them.

Grant funds shall be available for expenditure for two years from the award date.

Specific costs that may be supported by funds awarded under the Gun Violence Reduction Program Grant Program are as follows:
Personnel - Salaries, benefits and overtime are allowable expenses.
Equipment - Equipment that directly supports the applicant’s project proposal may be purchased using
grant funds. Equipment is defined as an item that has a per-unit acquisition cost of $5,000 or more and a useful life of at least one year.
Supplies - Supplies that directly support the applicant’s project proposal may be purchased using grant
funds. Supplies are defined as items that have a per-unit cost of less than $5,000 and may be
consumable.

Each grantee shall, by no later than the February 1 following each calendar year in which grant
funds were used, complete the Department Gun Violence Reduction Program Annual
Reporting Template

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agency

Any county sheriff’s department within the State of California is eligible to receive funds.

Eligible Geographies:

Any county sheriff’s department within the State of California.

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.
January 1, 2022
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
Two years

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$5,000,000
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.
10 – 20
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.
$250,000 – $1,000,000
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.
No
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:

California State Budget Act of 2021 (SB 170).  Section 22. Item 0820-101-0001 of Section 2.00.

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).
  • Advance(s)

Funding Method Notes:

The grant recipient will not be eligible to receive funding for expenditures until an STD 204 is in place. Upon receipt of the finalized documents, the Department will request payment through the California State Controller’s Office.

How to Apply

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

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
1-916-210-7006, GVRPGrantRFP@doj.ca.gov