California Violence Intervention and Prevention Grant Program
Eligible Applicants: (1) Cities (with a mandatory 50 percent pass-through to one or more community-based organizations) and (2) Community-Based Organizations.
Statutory Grant 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.
- The CalVIP Executive Steering Committee (ESC) will meet on September 28-29, 2017 at the BSCC in Sacramento to develop a draft Request for Proposal (RFP). ESC meetings are open to the public. Check back to the BSCC website for a meeting agenda.
- The BSCC plans to present the RFP developed by the CalVIP ESC to the BSCC Board for approval at its November 9, 2017 meeting.
- An RFP will be released upon Board approval.
- Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.
CalVIP Executive Steering Committee Membership:
- Michele Scray Brown (Chair), San Bernardino County Chief Probation Officer
- Ben Beltramo, Alameda County District Attorney’s Office
- Rev. Charles Dorsey, Ph.D., COR Community Development Corporation
- Steven Kim, Project Kinship
- Sam Lewis, Anti-Recidivism Coalition
- Ray Lozada, Sacramento County Probation Department
- Julio Marcial , Policy Advocate
- Mike McLively, Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence
- Steve Moore, San Joaquin County Sheriff
- John Piñeda, Motivating Individual Leadership for Public Advancement (MILPA)
- Fritz Reber, Chula Vista Police Department
- Alfonso Valdez, Ph.D., U.C. Irvine-School of Social Services