California Violence Intervention and Prevention (CalVIP) Grant Program (US)
The Board of State and Community Correction (BSCC) is pleased to announce the California Violence Intervention and Prevention (CalVIP) Grant Program to improve public health and safety by supporting effective violence reduction initiatives in communities that are disproportionately impacted by violence, particularly group-member involved homicides, shootings, and aggravated assaults.
CalVIP grants shall be used to support, expand, and replicate evidence-based violence reduction initiatives, including, without limitation, hospital-based violence intervention programs, evidence-based street outreach programs, and focused deterrence strategies, that seek to interrupt cycles of violence and retaliation in order to reduce the incidence of homicides, shootings, and aggravated assaults.
These initiatives shall be primarily focused on providing violence intervention services to the small segment of the population that is identified as having the highest risk of perpetrating or being victimized by violence in the near future.
Any non-governmental organization that receives CalVIP grant funds (as either a direct grantee, subgrantee, or subcontractor) must:
Have been duly organized, in existence, and in good standing for at least six (6) months prior to the effective date of its fiscal agreement with the BSCC or with the CalVIP grantee;
Non-governmental entities that have recently reorganized or have merged with other qualified non-governmental entities that were in existence prior to the six-month date are also eligible, provided all necessary agreements have been executed and filed with the California Secretary of State prior to the start date of the grant agreement with the BSCC or the start date of the grantee subcontractor fiscal agreement;
Be a nonprofit and recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) organization;
Employ persons or volunteers that have a minimum of three (3) years of combined experience in implementing violence reduction strategies and have implemented these strategies within the past five (5) years;
Be registered with the California Secretary of State’s Office;
Have an Employer Identification Number (EIN);
Have a valid business license, if applicable;
Have any other state or local licenses or certifications necessary to provide the services requested (e.g., facility licensing by the Department of Health Care Services), if applicable; and
Have a physical address in the State of California. (An agent for service of process with a California address is insufficient.)
For more information, visit http://www.bscc.ca.gov/s_cpgpcalvipgrant/