Community-Based Violence Prevention Program

To support and enhance the coordination of existing community-based violence prevention and intervention programs and strategies that are attempting to replicate models and strategies which have been proven to have a positive impact on the reduction of violence in target communities.

The Community-Based
Violence Prevention Program has three main goals: 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 the perceived risks and costs of involvement in violence among high-risk young people.

This Program will work with community-based organizations to develop and implement strategies to reduce and prevent violence, particularly shootings and killings.

This will be accomplished by relying on outreach workers, clergy, and other community leaders to intervene in conflicts or potential conflicts and promote alternatives to violence.

The Community-Based Violence Prevention Program will also involve law enforcement in its efforts and depends heavily on a strong public education campaign to instill in people the message that shootings and violence are not acceptable.

Finally, the model calls for the strengthening of communities so they have the capacity to exercise informal social controls and to respond to issues that affect them, including community violence.

These activities are organized into five core components that address both the community and those individuals who are most at risk of involvement in a shooting or killing: community mobilization, outreach, faith leader involvement, police participation and public education.

Agency - Department of Justice

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: It is anticipated that a total of five awards will be granted in fiscal year 2010 (four awards will be made under the Community-Based Violence Prevention Program solicitation and one award will be made under the National Evaluation of the Community-Based Violence Prevention Program solicitation). Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds are available specifically to achieve the objectives of the Community-based Violence Prevention Program.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Please contact program office for additional information.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Please contact program office for additional information.


No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Applicants must submit completed applications via the Office of Justice Programs, Grants Management System or through following established criteria. The receipt, review, and analysis of applications will follow Office of Justice Programs policies and procedures for the administration of grant applications. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. An environmental impact statement is required for construction proposed under this program.

Award Procedures

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.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


Public Law 111-117.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 120 to 180 days.


See 28 CFR Part 18.


Please contact the program office for more information.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grants will be awarded for a 36 to 48 month project period. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Please contact the program office for more information.

Post Assistance Requirements


Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Awardees are required to report progress on a semi-annual basis.

Awardees are required by the OJP Financial Guide to report financial data on a quarterly basis.

Additional performance measures reporting may be required throughout the grant period.


In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. All organizations that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in any fiscal year must have a single audit. These audits are due to the cognizant Federal agency not later than 9 months after the end of the grantee"s fiscal year.


Grantee must keep complete records on the disposition of funds.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 09 $0; FY 10 est $9,959,760; FY 11 est $0

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).

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Ron C. Laney, Child Protection Division, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 810 7th Street, NW , Washington, District of Columbia 20531 Email: Phone: (202) 616-3637 Fax: (202) 353-9093.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.

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