CCDO FY 10 Weed and Seed Communities Competitive Program Guide

The Weed and Seed strategy aims to prevent, control, and reduce violent crime, criminal drug-related activity, and gang activity.

The Weed and Seed strategy is a community-based, comprehensive multi-agency approach.

Four elements make up the two-pronged Weed and Seed Strategy:


Enforcement; Community Policing; Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment; and Neighborhood Restoration.

Limited discretionary grant resources are available annually for communities selected as Weed and Seed Communities subject to Congressional funding and level of grantee performance.A Weed and Seed Community (WSC) must be developed in partnership with a variety of key local organizations and the local United States Attorney’s Office (USAO).

WSCs must work to reduce crime and improve the quality of life for residents in a community primarily through the redeployment of existing public and private resources, addressing both crime and social related problems that without proper intervention often lead to violent crime, drug abuse, and gang activity.

WSC applicants responding to this solicitation must provide all the information requested in the formats indicated or provided, and meet all requirements as set forth herein to be competitively considered.The legislation, which governs the program and the overseeing administrative office, the Office of Weed and Seed Strategies in conjunction with the Community Capacity Development Office, is Sec.

1121 of Pub.


109-162, Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 200 5. You may access the legislation (HR 3402) on the Library of Congress’ THOMAS reference site at:

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Department of Justice

Agency: Department of Justice

Office: Office of Justice Programs

Estimated Funding: Not Available

Who's Eligible

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The full application is available at . Applicants must apply using the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Grants Management System (GMS). Access the GMS at

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible entities include state, local or tribal governments or nonprofit organizations in communities with a persistent high level of serious violent crime (Part I) pursuant to this guide, which have not previously been an approved Weed and Seed site.

Full Opportunity Web Address:

Erin HolbertManagement and Program AnalystPhone 202-616-8958

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