Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program (Byrne SCIP)

The Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program (Byrne SCIP) provides federal funding to implement state gun crisis intervention court proceedings and related programs or initiatives, including, but not limited to, extreme risk protection order (ERPO) programs that work to keep firearms out of the hands of people who pose a threat to themselves or others, mental health courts, drug courts, and veterans’ treatment courts.

Byrne SCIP is authorized by the Bipartisan Safer Communities Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2022 (Pub. L. No. 117-159, 136 Stat. 1313, 1339); 28 U.S.C. 530C.


2024 Byrne SCIP Grants

The goal of BSCC’s Byrne SCIP program is a multipronged approach to decreasing gun violence in California, supporting local jurisdictions in their efforts to improve firearms relinquishment procedures and supporting the enhancement of collaborative court programs that address behavioral health issues, with a focus on people who are at higher risk for gun violence. BSCC will implement this plan by way of two sets of subawards.

  • Subawards to units of local government - the BSCC will release a Request for Proposals (RFP) to units of local government.
  • Subawards to the Judicial Council of California (JCC) - the JCC will administer the court related aspects of the Byrne SCIP grant.

2024 Request for Proposals (RFP) Process

In February 2024 the BSCC released the Byrne SCIP RFP for $10.6 million in competitive grant funds available to California Cities and Counties. Byrne SCIP is funded through the federal Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). Proposals were due by April 5, 2024. Byrne SCIP proposals selected for funding will be under agreement with the BSCC from July 15, 2024, to September 30, 2026. The term of the grant agreement includes a two-year service delivery period and an additional six months to finalize and submit the required Final Local Evaluation Report and financial audit.

RFP Documents for Reference:


Byrne SCIP Scoring Panel

The BSCC will use a Scoring Panel process to complete the reading and rating of proposals, and to develop scoring recommendations for the Advisory Board. The scoring panel will submit grant award recommendations to the Advisory Board. The Advisory Board will then approve, reject, or revise those recommendations.

Byrne SCIP Scoring Panel Roster


Summary of Key Dates

Activity Target Date
Release 2024 RSAT RFP February 16, 2024
Virtual Grant Information Session March 7, 2024
Proposals Due to BSCC April 5, 2024
Rate Proposals / Develop Funding Recommendations April - July 2024
Present Funding Recommendations to the Byrne SCIP Advisory Board July 11, 2024
Grant Services Period Begins July 15, 2024
Grantee Orientation August 2024
Grant Services Period Ends July 15, 2026
Final Reports due to BSCC September 30, 2026

Byrne SCIP Virtual Grant Information Session

Prospective applicants were invited to attend a virtual information session to learn more about the Byrne SCIP grant and the RFP process. Among the topics covered: purpose of the Byrne SCIP grant, application submission instructions, applicant eligibility, funding information, and eligible grant activities. After the presentation, prospective applicants were able to ask questions. The BSCC provided clarity on the RFP instructions and answered technical questions about the application process. The link to the recorded information session is provided below for reference.

March 7, 2024 Byrne SCIP Virtual Information Session - Recording

Byrne SCIP RFP FAQs - Posted March 20, 2024



Byrne SCIP Advisory Board

The Board of State and Community Corrections established the Byrne SCIP Advisory Board on February 9, 2023 to inform and guide the implementation of the federal Byrne SCIP grant program. The Byrne SCIP Advisory Board includes, but is not limited to, representatives from law enforcement, the community, courts, prosecution, behavioral health providers, victim services, and legal counsel.

The California Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) established the Crisis Intervention Advisory Board on February 9, 2023 to inform and guide the implementation of the federal Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program (Byrne SCIP) grant. The Advisory Board consisted of the BSCC Board members and other subject matter experts, including additional representatives from prosecution, behavioral health, victim services, and legal counsel.

The BSCC appointed Linda Penner as the Advisory Board Chair and authorized her to appoint additional members as needed, consistent with the requirements of the Byrne SCIP federal grant program. The Crisis Intervention Board is convened in accordance with open-meeting laws and meetings are held in public locations that are noticed at least 10-days in advance.

Byrne SCIP Advisory Board Roster


September 14, 2023 Advisory Board Meeting


April 13, 2023 Advisory Board Meeting


February 9, 2023 Advisory Board Meeting

Agenda Item E, February 9, 2023: Establishment of Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program Advisory Board: Requesting Approval


Contact the BSCC regarding Byrne SCIP

Program Lead: Ian Silva, Field Representative at

If you would like to provide public comment via email please submit to: All public comments will be compiled and provided to the Byrne SCIP Advisory Board. The public is also welcomed to provide public comment in person at Advisory Board meetings. The Advisory Board meeting dates will be posted at least ten days prior to the date of the meeting.