American communities continue to be vulnerable to the threats of targeted violence and terrorism, forms of violence that impact our collective sense of security and freedom as Americans.
The Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3) helps to prevent targeted violence and terrorism
through funding, training, increased public awareness, and the development of partnerships across every level of the government, the private sector and in local communities across our country.
Leveraging an approach informed by public health research, CP3 brings together mental health providers, educators, faith leaders, public health officials, social services, nonprofits, and others in communities across the country to help people from heading down the pathway to violence and intervening prior to them committing violent attacks.
The Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention Grant Program provides financial assistance to eligible applicants to develop sustainable, multidisciplinary targeted violence and terrorism prevention capabilities in local communities, to pilot innovative prevention approaches, and to identify prevention best practices that can be replicated in communities across the country.
Lone offenders and small cells of individuals motivated by a range of violent extremist ideologies, of both domestic and foreign origin, represent the most persistent terrorism-related threat facing the United States.
Amongst Domestic Violent Extremists (DVEs), racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists, including white supremacists, likely will remain the most lethal DVE threats.
Since 2020, however, we have also seen a significant increase in anti-government and anti-authority violent extremism, particularly from militia violent extremists, which typically target law enforcement, elected officials, and government personnel and facilities.
Foreign terrorist organizations continue to motivate supporters, including homegrown violent extremists (HVEs), to carry out attacks in the United States, both within and from beyond our borders.
Al-Qa'ida and ISIS have been diminished by longstanding pressure, but their networks and affiliates have diffused and persisted, often in areas of enduring conflict or lacking governance.
If funded, this program will continue to support projects that prevent all forms of targeted violence and terrorism as well as projects that focus on preventing the most pressing current targeted violence and terrorism threats.
Many violent extremists exploit online platforms to spread hate, sow discord and division, and promote narratives to encourage violence.
This program supports online, in-person, and hybrid programs that address the threat of online promotion of violence as well as the threat of violence in physical spaces.
Many states have developed state targeted violence and terrorism prevention strategies, and this program supports the development and implementation of state, regional, or community targeted violence and terrorism prevention strategies.