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Strategies to Support Children Exposed to Violence

A competitive grant to support services, including community-based violence intervention and prevention services, to children exposed to violence and families at risk of violence.


Eligible Applicants:

  • States
  • Local government
  • Independent school districts
  • Tribal governments
  • Tribal organizations
  • Nonprofits
  • Institutions of higher education

Eligible Community Violence Intervention Programs:

  • Group Violence Intervention
  • Street Outreach
  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
  • Hospital-Based Violence Intervention
  • Safe Passage
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Youth

Examples of Past Community Violence Intervention Programs Funded:

  • Baton Rouge, LA Awareness, Mentorship, Prevention, Protection (AMPP) Violence Prevention Program received $1,015,150 in 2020 – Learn More
  • Cumberland County Response to Trauma in New Jersey received $1,015,160 in 2020 to develop and implement violent crime reduction strategies focused on young juvenile offenders – Learn More

2021 Grant Overview

Fund Amount: $7,010,000.00

Maximum Award Amount: $930,000.00

Total Number of Anticipated Recipients: 7

Solicitation Priorities:

  • Community violence intervention
  • Beneficiaries reside in high-poverty areas or persistent-poverty counties

How to Apply

Anticipated Deadline: July 2022

Most recent solicitation: 2021

Agency: Department of Justice

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