California Violence Intervention and Prevention Grant Program
NEW - CalVIP RFP
On Thursday, November 9, 2017 the Board approved release of the CalVIP RFP. See the press release here.
Cities and community-based organizations are eligible to apply for CalVIP funding, in any amount up to and including $500,00.
You can access the RFP here.
CalVIP proposals are due to the BSCC by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 22, 2018.
Prospective applicants are invited – but not required – to attend one of two Bidders’ Conferences. The purpose of a bidders’ conference is to answer technical questions from prospective bidders and provide clarity on RFP instructions.
Start times for the conferences are listed below. Please note that no end times are listed. BSCC staff will provide a brief presentation on the RFP, then open the floor to questions. The conferences will conclude once all questions have been answered. Attendees should plan for approximately 2-3 hours.
Details for bidders’ conferences are listed below:
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
Board of State and Community Corrections
1st Floor – Training Room
2590 Venture Oaks Way
Sacramento, CA 95833
Parking: BSCC’s building is located at the corner of Gateway Oaks Drive and Venture Oaks Way. There is plenty of free parking around the building. Please note that you will see a large sign on the front of the building for the “California IVF Fertility Center.” BSCC shares building space with the Center.
This meeting will be livestreamed: Please go to the BSCC Home Page, or directly to our YouTube channel to access the stream. Viewers will be able to submit questions in real time via the chat box on right hand side of the video feed.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.
State of California, Department of General Services
Van Nuys State Office Building, Auditorium – Room 135
6150 Van Nuys Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA 91401
Parking: Parking is available in a state-operated parking garage adjacent to the office building – entry on Calvert Street. The cost is $2.20 per 20 minutes with a maximum charge of $10.
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) met on September 28, 2017 to develop a draft Request for Proposal (RFP).
- In addition to the statutory requirements listed above, preliminary recommendations to the Board from the ESC include:
- The maximum funding threshold for all grants (cities and CBOs) will be $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 will be assigned according to the following schedule:
- 5% extra points for cities (and CBOs in those cities) that rank 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 rank 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 rank in the top 5 percent for 1 of those 3 crime rates for 2015 and 2016.
CalVIP Executive Steering Committee Membership:
- Michele Scray Brown (Chair) - Chief Probation Officer, San Bernardino County & 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 - Executive Director, Project Kinship
- Sam Lewis - Member Services Senior Coordinator, Anti-Recidivism Coalition
- Ray Lozada = Supervising Probation Officer, Sacramento County Probation Department
- Julio Marcial - Youth Justice Director, Liberty Hill Foundation
- Mike McLively - Staff Attorney, Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence
- Steve Moore - Sheriff, San Joaquin County
- John Piñeda - Leadership & Curriculum Specialist, Motivating Individual Leadership for Public Advancement (MILPA)
- Fritz Reber - Sergeant, Chula Vista Police Department
- Alfonso Valdez, Ph.D - Professor, U.C. Irvine-School of Social Services