California Violence Intervention and Prevention Grant Program
About the CalVIP Grant
The Fiscal Year 2017-18 State Budget Act (Statutes of 2017, Chapter 14) included funding in the amount of $9,215,000 for the CalVIP Grant Program, to be administered by the BSCC. This program replaced the former California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention (CalGRIP) Grant Program, which had been funded annually through the State Budget Act.
Eligibility to apply for the CalVIP grant was limited to California cities and community-based organizations.
FY 2017-18 CalVIP Grantees
|Compton||Another Choice, Another Chance (Sacramento)|
|Los Angeles||Brotherhood Crusade (Los Angeles)|
|Oakland||Catholic Charities of the East Bay (Oakland)|
|Pasadena||Centinela Youth Services (Compton)|
|Perris||Fresh Lifelines for Youth (Oakland)|
|Richmond||Huckleberry Youth Programs (San Francisco)|
|Sacramento||Sierra Health Foundation (Sacramento)|
|San Bernardino||South Bay Workforce Investment Board (Inglewood)|
|Stockton||Young Visionaries Youth Leadership Academy (San Bernardino)|
|Vallejo||Youth Alive! (Oakland)|
Click here for a list of Project Summaries.
Statutory Grant Requirements
Applicants to the CalVIP grant must meet the following requirements:
- All CalVIP grantees shall provide a dollar-for-dollar match to state grant funds.
- A grant shall not exceed $500,000, and at least two grants shall be awarded to cities with populations of 200,000 or less.
- In awarding CalVIP grants, the BSCC shall give preference to applicants in cities or regions that are disproportionately affected by violence, and shall give preference to applicants that propose to direct CalVIP funds to programs that have been shown to be the most effective at reducing violence.
- Each city that receives a grant from shall collaborate and coordinate with area jurisdictions and agencies, including the existing county juvenile justice coordination council, with the goal of reducing violence in the city and adjacent areas.
- Each city grantee shall also establish a coordinating and advisory council to prioritize the use of the funds. Membership shall include city officials, local law enforcement, local educational agencies, local community-based organizations, and local residents.
- Applicants for CalVIP grant funds shall include clearly defined, measurable objectives for the grant in their proposal to the Board of State and Community Corrections. CalVIP grantees shall report to the BSCC regarding their progress in achieving those objectives.
- The BSCC shall report to the Legislature once per funding cycle on the overall effectiveness of the California Violence Intervention and Prevention Grant Program.
CalVIP Executive Steering Committee (ESC)
The following individuals served on the CalVIP ESC to develop the Request for Proposals. They also read and scored the proposals as a part of the competitive process.
- Michelle Scray Brown (Chair): Chief Probation Officer, San Bernardino County & former BSCC Board Member
- Ben Beltramo: Deputy District Attorney, Alameda County District Attorney’s Office
- Rev. Charles Dorsey, Ph.D.: Executive Director, COR Community Development Corporation
- Steven Kim: Co-Founder and Executive Director, Project Kinship
- Sam Lewis: Director of Inside Programs, Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC)
- Ray Lozada: Supervising Probation Officer, Sacramento County Probation Department
- Julio Marcial: Youth Justice Director, Liberty Hill Foundation
- Mike McLively: Senior Staff Attorney & Urban Gun Violence Initiative Director, Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence
- Steve Moore: Sheriff, San Joaquin County
- John Piñeda: Leadership & Learning Coordinator, Motivating Individual Leadership for Public Advancement (MILPA)
- Fritz Reber: Sergeant, Chula Vista Police Department (retired)
- Alfonso Valdez, Ph.D.: Director, Public Policy Laboratory, U.C. Irvine, School of Social Science
CalVIP Request for Proposals (RFP)
- In addition to the statutory requirements listed above, the CalVIP RFP included the following:
- The maximum funding threshold for all grants (cities and CBOs) was $500,000.
- The grant period will be for two years: May 1, 2018 to April 30, 2020.
- The dollar-for-dollar match can be cash or in-kind, or a combination thereof.
- The $8,215,000 available for the competitive grant will be split in half, with $4,107,500 set aside for city applicants and $4,107,500 set aside for CBO applicants.
- Preference points were assigned according to the following schedule:
- 5% extra points for cities (and CBOs in those cities) that ranked in the top 5 percent for homicide rate, robbery rate and aggravated assault rate for 2015 and 2016;
- 3% extra points for cities (and CBOs in those cities) that ranked in the top 5 percent for 2 of those 3 crime rates for 2015 and 2016; and
- 1% extra points for cities (and CBOs in those cities) that ranked in the top 5 percent for 1 of those 3 crime rates for 2015 and 2016.