Corrections Planning and Grant Programs

The Corrections Planning and Programs Division administers a wide range of public safety, re-entry, violence reduction, and rehabilitative grants to state and local governments and community-based organizations.

Current Funding Opportunities

California Violence Intervention & Prevention (CalVIP) Grant Request for Proposals (RFP)

CalVIP Cohort 4 RFP released November 19, 2021

Proposals due to the BSCC February 11, 2022

For information and instructions for applying go to the CalVIP Grant page.

Background Information:

Formerly known as the California Gang Reduction, Intervention & Prevention (CalGRIP) Grant Program, the State Legislature established the California Violence Intervention and Prevention (CalVIP) Grant Program in Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-18. CalVIP encouraged jurisdictions to develop local approaches that would meet the diverse needs of each community. In 2019, the CalVIP grant was codified as the Break the Cycle of Violence Act (Chapter 735, Statutes of 2019) and established the authority and duties of the Board of State and Community Correction (BSCC) to administer CalVIP, including the selection criteria for grants and reporting requirements to the Legislature.
Historically, CalVIP has received approximately $9 million each year. In 2021, the state Budget Act provided a one-time augmentation of $200 million across three fiscal years to enhance CalVIP (FY 2021-22, 2022-23, and 2023-24).